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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
9.1 Performing Arts
Credits:
7
Qualification No:
600/9217/8
GLH:
70 hours
Total qualification time:
70 hours
Price:
£37.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum age is 14.

The following qualification contains similar units and may be a suitable alternative: Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Award in Skills for Creative Industries (Entry 3)

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the performing arts sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in performing arts or other related sectors.

    The Skills for Performing Arts qualifications form part of the Suite of Skills qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete one unit from Group M – Mandatory worth a minimum of 3 credits and 4 credits from Group 01 – Optional units.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete one unit from Group M worth 3 credits.

    Basic Performing Arts Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/7816
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    Introduction to the Performing Arts

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/502/3823
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    Taking Part in a Performance

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/8071
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    Optional Units

    Learners must complete one unit from Group 01 – Optional Units.

    Acting Skills for Solo and Duologue

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/504/7814
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    Creating Dance

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/504/7818
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    Creating Drama

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/504/7819
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    Creating Music and Lyrics

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/504/7822
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    Creating Sets and Stages

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/504/7838
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    Design Skills for Performance

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/504/7841
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    Ensemble Music Performance

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/504/7845
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    Exploring Dance

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/504/7850
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    Preparing for a Performance

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/8066
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    Solo Music Performance

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/503/4002
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is suitable if you need a short, Entry level performing arts course. It will be of specific relevance to:

    • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at Entry level before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 1
    • learners with a learning difficulty and/or disability who would benefit from learning in a performing arts context
    • unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to the performing arts industry to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification provides you with a basic, introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to performing arts. You must take at least one of the three mandatory units below:

    • Introduction to the Performing Arts
    • Basic Performing Arts Skills
    • Taking Part in a Performance.

    Optional units include topics such as solo and ensemble music performance, creating drama, exploring dance and creating sets and stages.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. You should take the Award if you need only a small amount of focused learning relating to performing arts before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 1 qualification, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above. The Award may also be suitable for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities who want to include one or more small qualifications in an otherwise unaccredited course with a broader focus on increasing independence.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification is primarily designed to lead to further learning, as job roles in the performing arts industry at this level are very limited, but you could progress from this qualification to an entry-level role such as production assistant or runner.


    What are the progression options?

    You can progress to a Level 1 certificate or diploma in performing arts, including Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in Skills for Performing Arts.


    Progression & entry requirements

    You do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms

    Suggested Resources for Performing Arts