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Dance (Performing Arts) - EDEXCEL BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate

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We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code DANCEbtec
Qualification Type National Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Head of Department: Mrs. N Rose 

The department is staffed with experienced and enthusiastic teachers. Results at KS 4 and KS 5 are very good on both courses and the Dance courses are popular. There are opportunities to get involved in extra-curricular dance activities as well as the dance performances.


 The BTEC level 3 Extended Certificate in Dance is best suited to students who want to improve their physical and interpretive dance skills using a range of dance styles and techniques. Students who study this course will also learn how to use and develop choreographic devices in order to create innovative and abstract stylistic pieces of dance. Students will critically evaluate their own and others dance performance as well as compare and contrast existing work. Students who study this course often go on to study dance at Further/Higher Education, work in the dance industry through performance, teaching or choreography.

This course is designed for students who wish to study dance at Post 16 on a Level 3 Extended Certificate and is an ideal choice for any student considering a career in dance or dance teaching.  It extends the knowledge that pupils develop from the Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts (Dance).This is equivalent to one GCE A Level, however the grading criteria is slightly  different to A Levels in that the awards are either PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION/DISTINCTION *.  

Mandatory units:   

  • Group Performance Workshop   
  • Developing Skills and Techniques for Performance   
  •  Optional units Selected From:   
  • Classical Ballet Technique  
  • Tap Dance Technique   
  • Jazz Dance Technique   
  • Street dance Teachnique   
  • Contemporary Dance Technique   
  • Healthy Dancer   
  • Choreogrpahy for Live Performance   
  • Improvisation   
  • Musical Theatre Techniques  

How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

Your next steps...

You may go on to study a HND, degree or diploma at a higher level. This can lead to a career in teaching, community dance worker, and different types of arts administration posts, choreographing and performing.



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