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BTEC Level 3 Diploma: inPerforming Arts (Practice)

You will be studying the Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts Practice in year one and the Extended Diploma in year two. This hands-on qualification, assessed throughout your study, does not have any exams or external assessments and is fully accredited.

Projects in the first year will include a six-week skills building process leading up to a sharing of initial work in October; a pantomime project; exploring naturalism; staging classical theatre; dance and physical theatre performance.

Projects will allow students to develop a specialism or cover multiple disciplines as an individual and in a group. Projects may include elements such as text work, devising, variety, combined arts, art therapy, and applied theatre.

In previous years, students have explored script writing, radio plays, directing, stage management and lighting design alongside their performances.

Students will also learn and develop their singing skills and explore roles and career paths in the performing arts industry.

Course Content

Year One:

Performing Arts Skills Development

  • Exploring Performance Styles
  • Creating Performance Material
  • Performing for an Audience

The Performing Arts Industry

  • Planning a Career in the Industry

Year Two:

Personal Performing Arts Profile

  • Using Development Plans to refine Skills
  • Producing a Personal Project
  • Using Material for Self-promotion and Networking

Collaborative Performing Arts Project

  • Undertaking a Defined Creative or Administrative Role
  • Using Creative Collaboration to Develop a Project
  • Producing a Collaborative Project


All units and assessments are Work Related Learning and have a strong focus on employability and skills development. Students will have the opportunity to engage with professionals and industry throughout their studies.

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 or above, including English Language (and ideally Maths).

If you are a learner who is going to be 19+ at the start of your course please take look at our information about course fees.

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice. international@loucoll.ac.uk

Progression Opportunities

After completing both years, students will have gained equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A-Levels. Past students have also gone on to study at specialist drama schools.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts


  • September 2021

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 21/22RFH6081


“My lessons are very interactive and there is a lot of communication between us students and teachers which makes it easier for us. I am enjoying my course so far.”

Omar Khaled

United Arab Emirates