Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
The course is designed to give interested students the opportunity to develop their performance, expressive communication and self presentation skills while at the same time enabling them to improve their Maths, English, Independent Living and ICT skills. It aims to assist in developing aspirations for future employment in related performance areas.
This course will help you build your confidence, your self expression and your creativity. We look at acting, dancing and singing as well as stage management and lighting. This course will develop your Maths and English by embedding essentials into every learning session. The course takes place in a full functioning theatre.
There are no formal entry requirements; however, interest in the subject and suitability will be discussed at interview and based on individual circumstances.
All students will compile a portfolio of evidence that will contain a mixture of photographs, witness statements, personal statements and course work. The portfolios are internally assessed and verified prior to external verification by an Awarding Body.
Most students will be entered for Functional Skills English and Maths live assessments at the level indicated during initial assessments and verified through continuous diagnostic assessments.
If students successfully complete this programme of study they can progress onto an employment based transition option or mainstream options subject to meeting entry criteria.
All students will participate in small group sessions comprising no more than 10 students. The study methods are a mix of practical, theory and independent research completed by students with appropriate support.