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BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Dance

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code TRC9
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This is a vocational course with a strong emphasis on practical work. You will study a range of dance styles and creative approaches such as contemporary/jazz and commercial dance as well as increasing your knowledge of safe practice, the performing arts industry, practitioners and live performance.



BTEC is widely recognised by top universities and this qualification will support your progression into the performing arts and dance industries.

You will study the following units:

Year 1:

? Developing Movement Skills
? Developing Contemporary Dance Technique
? Dance Performance

Year 2:

? Movement in Performance
? Applying Contemporary Dance Technique
? Performing to an Audience

Study Visits/Costs

TRC organises exciting opportunities for you to work with performers from professional companies and to go and watch live performances. This is a mandatory part of the course and it is essential you take part in each event. The cost is usually no more than ?15 per event.

How will it be delivered?

All assessment will be based on practical assessments and written coursework. Your practical coursework will be a combination of performance work, assessed techniques classes, choreography tasks and collaborative team-work. Your written coursework will be a combination of research tasks, reports, and evaluations. 

Entry requirements

You will need to achieve the general entry requirements for Level 3 study as well as having some experience of practical dance (through private lessons or dance study at Level 2). All learners applying for this course should be participating in private dance lessons in order to make the necessary practical progress.

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