BTEC Level 3
Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel
We support fulfilling careers in the arts industry with our BTEC programmes. This course will equip an individual with the practical and theoretical skills required to follow a creative career.
Level 3 BTEC In Foundation Diploma and Extended Diploma Performing Arts Practice
1 Year Course - Foundation Diploma
In the first year there are two core modules; Circus Skills Development and The Performing Arts Industry.
This is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels.
2 Year course - Extended Diploma
In addition to the first year modules, the second year comprises of two projects which are interrelated through two modules; Personal Performing Arts Profile and Collaborative Performing Arts profile.
This is equivalent to 3 A levels.
- Unit 1: Investigating Practitioner’s Work
- Unit 2: Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
- Unit 3: Group Performance Workshop
- Unit 22: Movement in Performance
Core Units (continuing from Year 1):
- Unit 13: The Healthy Performer
- Unit 4: Performing Arts in the Community
The year will also include the development of an ensemble circus performance and a solo OR duo circus performance
The course consists of 10 hours of weekly training during term time, consisting of a mix of in-person and remote learning. During non-term time there are intensive training sessions. These intensives deepen training and creative practice and allow for practical assessments.
These are set hours for the course to ensure all training, material and assessments are covered. However, we always seek further performance and training opportunities for the group to enhance their learning and professional experience.
BTEC level 3 students are entitled to 20% off student discount on all classes and courses at Circus Central
- 12 monthly payments of £255 (first payment due September 2021)
- Or, a one-off payment of £2850
This fee includes exam board and teaching fees.
Contact and More Info
For all questions and queries regarding the Circus Central BTEC programme, please contact:Claire Harvey, Education Director