RSL Level 3 Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts (Block D)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Code PAVOC03
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Students will develop their technical and performance skills in their chosen performing arts specialisms, as well as their creative skills during devising and choreographic projects. Students will study current practitioners and their working methods and techniques, as well as developing their written analytical skills.

Student Profile

The course is not only designed for students who enjoy Performing Arts, but also for students who wish to develop their communication and creative skills, and are interested in a range of creative careers as well as teaching. The diploma offers excellent opportunities for those considering a career in the performing arts, by working to industry briefs and experiencing employer engagement throughout the course. For students for whom an element of performing arts would be complementary, the qualification supports progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other vocational or general qualifications.


RSL Level 3 Diploma in Creative & Performing Arts (equivalent to 1 and a half A Levels)

How will it be delivered?

There are 7 units, 1 of which is externally assessed and 6 units which are internally assessed through coursework. The list of possible and optional units are as 


1. Performance Preparation (External) 

2. Planning for a Career in the Creative and Performing Arts  (Internal) 

3. Approaches to Acting (Internal)

4. Dance Technique and Performance (Internal) 

5. Vocal Techniques (internal)

Optional Units:

Acting Auditions (Internal)

Choreography (Internal)

Entry requirements

5 9-4 grades at GCSE, a Level 2 First Award in Performing Arts or equivalent at Merit level

Your next steps...

Students could go onto study Performing Arts at University as well as vocational training in Dance/Drama. Students who have completed this course have worked 

on cruise ships, in small scale theatres as well as teaching in state schools and working in the Media Industry.