Performing Arts – BTEC Level 2 Award in Performing Arts


The BTEC Performing Arts Level 2 course is a one year study programme that offers a wealth of practical activities, scenarios and independent studies for students. The course helps to inspire students to start thinking about different ways of applying the skills they’ve acquired and bring the content of the units to life. The students will be studying the Acting pathway and on completion of the course they will achieve a Level 2 Award in Performing Arts.

Course Content

Students will study two core units and an optional specialist unit:

  • Unit 1: Individual showcase
  • Unit 2: Preparation, Performance and Production
  • Unit 3: Acting Skills

Unit 1 is externally assessed and using scenarios, students will develop their own potential with a view of implementing plans for their future career. They will use the notion of progression opportunity to prepare work that can be performance, technical, or design-related and present a self-promotional response of their chosen progression opportunity. In unit 2, students will take one or more specific performance or production role(s) and in unit 3 they will master new skills in at least two styles of acting and apply them in their performance.

Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips & Visits

Students will take part in educational trips and performing arts productions and performances as part of their course. They might also be required to represent the College in showcasing their skills and talents.


Students who successfully complete the BTEC Award in Performing Arts and meet the College’s entry criteria may progress onto BTEC Level 3 courses (e.g. BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts, Music and/or Media courses).

Entry Requirements & Assessment

Two 2 and three 3 grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics minimum Grade 2 or equivalent qualifications (a Pass or higher at BTEC Level 2 is accepted as part of the GCSE Grades).

Students will also have to attend an audition.

Students will be assessed via the three units. One is externally assessed and two are internally assessed.

The exam board is Pearson.


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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