School Leavers 16+ Study Programmes
Performing Arts

 Our study programmes offer a world‐class stepping stone that provides fundamental skills to help you flourish in your future career.


Our programmes are delivered in partnership with Stagedoor Learning and professional working theatres, offering a unique insight into the performing arts industry.

By being based in a working theatre, the Performing Arts programme allows students unprecedented access to theatre professionals, offering opportunities to meet and work with professional actors, directors and technicians, to get hands-on experience in a range of departments across the theatre, to perform regularly in a professional space, supported by the theatre’s technical staff and even to appear in professional productions.

If you are between the ages of 16‐18 read on to find out more about the exclusive learning experiences that are available to you.

Courses we offer

School Leavers 16+ Study Programmes - Performing Arts

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

Start Date
September 2020

Course type

Course Duration
1 or 2 years


BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts
English & Maths, as appropriate

16-18 Free

Entry Requirements
Level 3 - 5 GCSE’s 9-4
Level 2 - 1 GCSE 9-1

Course progression
Access to higher education, including University, Vocational Drama School and Higher Apprenticeships

Career opportunities
Performer, Community Theatre, Arts Administration, Teaching, Theatre Technician, Stage Management, Production Arts.

Further Information
Course enquiry line
01753 362248