BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performance (Dance Strand)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code KN14
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Not Set


This qualification offers a solid transition for those thinking of going on to study dance or performing arts at University and also supports students who may wish to pursue a career in performing arts with a focus on Dance. The qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop all-round dance performance and transferable  skills such as self -confidence, self-presentation, personal discipline, time management and organisational skills which are highly regarded by higher education and employers. The BTEC approaches learning in a practical based way, meaning that the theory skills where possible can be learnt in the studio. It has a heavy focus on live performance and choreography skills. This course is suitable for students with a passion for dance and performing. 


Course Outline  -  Units of study : Learners must complete

Unit 1    - Investigating Practitioners' Work

Unit 2     - Developing skills and techniques for liver performance

Unit 3     - Group performance workshop

Unit     -4 Contemporary Dance Technique or Improvisation (cohort dependent)

How will it be delivered?

Assessment: This course is assessed through a combination of internal and external assessments during a set assessment window. Students will need to participate in assessments in the dance studio and also a live performance on stage. Final grades awarded will be Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction *

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE examinations including English and Maths.

Your next steps...

Future courses and possible careers :     Dancer / Choreographer / Dance teacher / Yoga or Pilates instructor / Personal trainer / Dance Movement Psychotherapist / 

Owner and Management of a dance school /  Costume of clothing designer / Community Arts Worker / Arts Administrator / Marketing for dancer / Event Manager /

Talent agent