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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
9.1 Performing Arts
Credits:
18
Qualification No:
600/8845/X
GLH:
152 hours
Total qualification time:
180 hours
Price:
£70.50 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

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 the three mandatory units from Group M, totalling 9 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 3 credits from Group O1 (Optional units: Performing Arts Skills) and 6 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units: Employability Skills). Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. For full details see list of barred units.


    Units

    Mandatory

    A minimum of 9 credits must be completed from this group

    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: Performing Arts Skills

    A minimum of 3 credits must be completed from this group.

    Acting Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/504/7852
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    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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    Backstage Theatre Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/7974
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    Contributing to a Dramatic Improvisation

    Level:
    Entry Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/503/3979
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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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    DJing Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/8032
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    Dance Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/504/7976
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    Dance and Movement Workshop

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/504/7975
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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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    Design Skills for Performance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/504/7979
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    Devising and Directing Dance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/504/8024
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    Directing and Devising Drama

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/504/8029
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    Drama and Theatre Workshop

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/504/8037
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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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    MIDI Sequencing and Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/504/8041
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    MIDI and Audio Techniques

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/504/8040
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    Make-up for Performance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/8038
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    Music Skills for Solo Performance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/504/8118
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    Musical Ensemble Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    J/504/8117
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    Musical Theatre

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/8045
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    Musical Theatre Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/504/8047
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    Performance Workshop

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/8120
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    Performing Arts Individual Repertoire and Showcase

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/502/3840
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    Performing Physical Theatre

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/8048
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    Plan, Lead and Review a Dance Activity

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/8049
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    Preparing Performing Arts Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/502/3838
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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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    Promoting a Performing Arts Event

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/8067
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    Promoting a Performing Arts Event

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/8051
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    Rehearsing for a Production

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/8052
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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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    Song Writing Skills in Popular Music

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/504/8053
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    Sound and Audio Production Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/504/8054
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    Using the Body in a Dramatic Context

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/503/3978
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    Optional Units: Employability

    A maximum of 6 credits may be completed from this group

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/503/2832
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    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/503/2807
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/504/6268
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    Assessing own Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/504/6267
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    Building Working Relationships with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/503/2845
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    Career Progression

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2812
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    Career Progression

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/503/2837
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/503/2813
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6310
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/6311
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    Effectiveness at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/506/3493
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    Effectiveness at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/506/6461
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/6320
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/504/6319
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/504/6322
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/6321
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    M/503/2834
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/503/2809
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    22
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/7662
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6324
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/503/2855
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    Learning from Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/503/2822
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    Positive Attitudes and Behaviours at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2842
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2854
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    Preparing for Work Placement

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    T/503/2821
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    K/503/2833
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    Preparing for an Interview

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2808
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    Safe Learning in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/503/2856
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    Safe Learning in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2823
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/503/2806
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    D/503/2831
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    Self-management Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/503/2810
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/503/2817
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    Setting and Meeting Targets at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/503/2849
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6299
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6249
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/504/6248
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/504/6902
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6246
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    Skills for Self Managers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/504/6254
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6245
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    Skills for Team Workers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6252
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    Solving Work-related Problems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/503/2850
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    Solving Work-related Problems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/503/2818
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6327
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/6316
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    Using ICT in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/6317
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/504/6314
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    Using Numeracy Skills in the Workplace

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/6313
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    Work in a customer-friendly way

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/6702
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    Work in a customer-friendly way

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6701
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/503/2814
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/503/2843
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6309
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is suitable if you need a broad, introductory Entry level performing arts course. It will be of specific relevance to:
    • Young people interested in a career in the performing arts industry who intend, but are not yet ready, to access level 1 qualifications
    • Learners with a learning difficulty and/or disability who would benefit from learning in a performing arts context
    • Young people and adults, including those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, who have ambitions to work in the performing arts industry but need a grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills, usually over a one year period, before deciding whether to apply for work or for a relevant level 1 course.


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

    This qualification will provide you with a range of basic, introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to the performing arts, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the performing arts industry and across other sectors. You must take the three mandatory units below:
    • Introduction to the Performing Arts
    • Basic Performing Arts Skills
    • Taking Part in a Performance.
    Optional units cover knowledge and skills relating to dance, drama, music and backstage and administrative roles (such as creating dance, acting skills, musical ensemble skills, creating sets and stages and promoting performances), alongside generic employability skills (such as self-management skills and working in at team).


    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 Certificate if you need a broad introduction to the sector, as well as more generic workplace skills, before progressing to a Level 1 qualification or to employment (with further training where possible), as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above. The Certificate may also be suitable for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities who want to include a qualification in an otherwise unaccredited course with a broader focus on increasing independence


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    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.


    What are the progression options?

    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.


    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

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