You will work towards achieving personalised individual targets, the Edexcel E3/L1Award/Certificate or Diploma in Performing Arts. You may also do functional skills qualifications in English and/or maths if you are ready to achieve the next level. You will develop your confidence and performance skills through drama, dance, music, stagecraft and using film in performance. You will take part in music, drama and dance performances at different stages in the year. The course also will help you in making good adult choices, taking responsibility, developing your confidence, communication and your personal and social skills. You will have a course tutor who will help you if you have any difficulties and who will monitor and support your progress.
You will work in a small group, (between 8 and 10 students), with a teacher and at least one support worker. Some students have 1.1 support. There is also support available in the canteen and quiet room and during lunch and breaks. If you do not travel independently you can apply for transport to college. Some students also have additional speech and language support, literacy/dyslexia support, independent travel training, emotional /behavioural support and/or job coaching support
This course is for you if you need support at college and are interested in performing arts. Most students on the course are aged 16 - 23 and have an Education Health Care Plan. You do not need any academic qualifications to come on the course but some students have some qualifications at E1, E2 and/or E3. We will assess the best course for you at your interview.
Unit breakdown, Progression & More...
Ongoing assessment for accredited learning and against individual targets. You will also have three progress reviews with your tutor and parent/carer each year.
Aims of the course
- To help you develop your skills in performance, drama, music and dance
- To develop your confidence, communication and personal and social development skills
- To help achieve skills and qualifications that will help you progress to employment in the future
- To help you achieve the outcomes on your Education Health Care Plan
Progression to supported employment, another Skills course, a Move on to Work course or level 2 performing arts course in the college
You will learn by working in class, on trips/visits, through taking part in performances, on work placement and in specialist rooms in the college