Performing Arts - Dance Level 3 Diploma
The Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) is a
one year course designed to introduce you to the skills needed to
become a Professional actor. You learn through practical
performance workshops, rehearsals and live performance projects
both on stage and in front of a camera. All activities will
be underpinned by developing core dance skills and techniques. The
Course is equivalent to 1.5 A levels.
The course is made up of practical and theory
projects and workshops giving learners the opportunity to expand
their horizons within the field of Performing Arts. Assignments on
the course vary in timescale depending on the nature of the
The Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts Dance
is a 9 unit qualification (achieved in year one only)
Functional skills are embedded throughout the
course, you may be required to take an exam and/or complete a
portfolio to achieve these. The course is assessed through
practical and written assignments linking to performance
- 4-5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English
- or a First Diploma in Performing Arts Level 2
- All applicants must complete an initial
assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview and
For equivalent qualifications see the Entry Requirements Explained page
Course Progression Routes
Previous National Diploma students have gone
on to study Performing Arts at degree level at Universities and
Course Career Prospects
Opportunities exist to enter the performing arts business within
holiday camps and animation team activities, film and TV extra work
and various Junior Level roles, but further training would be
recommended to achieve employment in many job roles including
professional Dancer or Choreographer.
If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.
Activities such as trips and visits will be arranged, which are
beneficial to this course and your learning. These activities are
optional and additional fees will be charged to you. Details will
be provided at the time of interview.
There are no course fees if you are under 19 years old. However,
you may have to pay for textbooks, personal kits, uniforms, trips
and personal stationery. You will be informed of these at your
For Application and Enrolment Information Contact
Free phone: 0800 358 7575
For more advanced courses such as Degrees and HNC/Ds please click here.
For Postgraduate & Professional courses please click here.