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Dance BTEC Level 3 Certificate

This course is designed for those students who wish to experience a wider practical training than the A level Dance course alone, and is an ideal choice for any student considering a career in dance or dance teaching. It is open to students who are following a programme of A levels and can also be taken alongside A level Dance to make your focus at College dance based. The course is 4.5 hours a week of mostly practical studies that will eventually lead to the BTEC Level 3 Certificate (Year 1 - equivalent to an AS level) or Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) (Year 2 - equivalent to one A level).

Entry Requirements

You will preferably have dance experience in outside dance schools following grades in ballet and modern and/or GCSE Dance.

You must also meet the College entrance requirements for A level courses – at least five GCSEs with two at grade B and three at grade C including English Language or Mathematics.

Course Content

Students on this course work towards gaining a variety of BTEC units in the following areas:

Core units

Dance Performance (Year 1)

Performing to an audience (Year 2)

Specialist units

Developing contemporary dance technique

Applying contemporary dance technique

Jazz dance

Movement in Performance

You will get the opportunity to perform in front of an audience in many shows, visit a variety of shows and have the opportunity to work with professional dance artists in a variety of workshops.

How will I be taught?

The course is taught through whole group sessions of a practical and occasionally theoretical nature.

How will I be assessed?

There will be regular assessments where feedback and grades will be given.

Will I need any extra equipment?

Suitable clothing is required for practical areas.

What qualifications will I get?

This course will lead to a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Dance (equivalent to one A level).

What will it allow me to do in the future?

You may go on to study an HND, degree or diploma at a higher level. This can lead to a career in teaching, community dance worker, different types of arts administration posts, choreographing and performing.

Course Information

Students, aged over 19 on the 1 September of the year the course commences will be required to pay tuition and assessment fees. If you are in receipt of an income based benefit please ask about financial assistance, which may be available.

If you would like further advice or guidance please contact Reception on freephone

0800 056 0511.

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