BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing and Production Arts

Course Detail

Mode of Study: Full time

Level:  2

Duration:  1 year

Awarding/validation body:  Pearson

Course Overview

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with teachers and industry professionals to ensure that it supports progression to further study or training at Level 3. These consultants have ensured that the content is appropriate for study at Level 2, and consistent with current industry practice, providing learners with a foundation in the skills needed to progress to further education with an understanding of industry and the roles and opportunities available to them. Learners will develop creative and performance skills as well as technical, research and review skills.

Course Highlights

There are several opportunities throughout the year to be involved in productions to live audiences both onsite in our 100 seater theatre and off site to local community groups and schools. Collaboration with the Btec L3 Performing Arts and Music students is also a key part of a student’s development.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Learners who complete this qualification alongside other Level 2 qualifications may progress to further learning at Level 3 in, for example, the BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts or the Btec National Extended Diploma in Music. This qualification offers learners the opportunity to develop their technical skills through a process of self-evaluation, practice and review. In addition to the sector-specific content available in this qualification, the requirements mean that learners develop the transferable skills that are needed to progress to further education and ultimately higher education and employment, for example communication, planning and managing projects and creative problem solving. The qualification also supports learners in becoming more confident in taking ownership of and responsibility for their own direction, work and choices.

Entry Requirements & Assessment


100% coursework spread across 5 units culminating in a large final performance.

Learners taking this qualification will study five mandatory units:

  • Skills Development for Performing Arts
  • Creative Interpretation
  • Audition and Portfolio Process
  • Preparing for a Performing Arts Production
  • Performing Arts Production

Entry Requirements:

College entry requirements of 4 x grade 3 GCSEs or above. Prior performance or music skills preferable.


How To Apply

Applications for entry September 2022. The application form for the academic year 2022-2023 is available to complete online here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy. Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.



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