Level 1
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
34 hours

Assessment Guidance

Portfolio of Evidence

Unit Learning Outcomes


Know about self-employment in the performing arts industry.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    State what is meant by ‘working freelance’.

  • 1.2

    Identify performing arts jobs within a specific area of the industry (e.g. music or dance) that are usually done on a freelance basis.

  • 1.3

    Outline the advantages and disadvantages of freelance working.

  • 1.4

    Identify some of the core skills and attitudes needed to work freelance.


Know about self-promotion for freelance workers.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Give reasons why it is important for freelance workers to be able to promote themselves.

  • 2.2

    Outline ways in which freelance workers promote themselves to potential clients.


Know about money-management for freelance workers.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Outline how freelance workers balance income and expenditure. 

  • 3.2

    Outline the purpose of contracts and invoices. 

  • 3.3

    State why it is important to keep accurate records, including for expenses and accounts.

  • 3.4

    Identify taxes payable by freelance workers and methods of payment.


Be able to assess own suitability for freelance working.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Identify existing skills and behaviours that make them suited or not suited to freelance working.

  • 4.2

    Outline skills or areas of knowledge to develop in order to become an effective freelance worker.