The BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3- A levels. It is a 2 year, full time education programme. It is also worth up to 168 UCAS points (DDD*).
Learners will enrol to a local ESFA partner (Further Education provider) however their education will be delivered by highly trained professional artists and performing arts teachers within the Worx Academy. Learners will also learn, train and perform within professional, purpose-built dance and performing arts studios.
Lead Academy staff will be responsible for managing the quality assurance of the BTEC education programme and ensure learners maximise their true potential and achieve the highest grades possible working closely with the performing arts specialists.
All learners will be entitled to the same privileges as any Further Education learner; for example, student bursaries (if eligible), UCAS guidance, pastoral care, education support, FE enrichment programmes and GCSE re-sit opportunities (if required).
Course content in year 1 can include subjects such as: –
- Classical Ballet Technique
- Contemporary Dance
- Performing to a live Audience
- Musical Theatre
- Investigating Practitioners Work
- Group Performance Workshop
- Performing Arts in The Community
Learners will also take part in a full enrichment, industry specific training programme running parallel within their BTEC programme. This will add value to their learning experience as they will take part in a variety of dance and musical theatre disciplines. Learners will have the opportunity to take part in nationwide performances including Can You Dance, professional pantomimes and Move It! and our very own End of Year Show, at The Sunderland Empire Theatre.
Learners will be required to audition for this education programme and must achieve 5 GCSEs grade 4 and above (including maths and English). If successful at audition, learners will simply apply and enrol with us and at our education partner.
As part of this BTEC level 3, learners will be assessed through practical performances, rehearsals, training sessions, controlled assessments and assignments.
This BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance will allow learners to progress onto university and/or apply to specialist performing arts schools.