Level 2

Performing & Production Arts Industry Skills


1 year


Barking Campus - The Broadway Theatre


Sep 2023


Adult 19+


Production Arts

This course provide a good foundation in all areas of Performing Arts. You will be able to see shows, visit theatres and take part in external workshops - as well as developing your skills and gaining experience of performing.

The course aims to develop a wide range of Performing Arts skills including Creative interpretation of roles, Professional development, audition & the portfolio process and Performance styles.

You will study through Movement, Acting & Dance about becoming an all-round performer and will be able to develop your own areas of strength.

The course is made up of 7 units in total, which you will complete across the academic year. All units are internally assessed.

The units you will study are:

Unit 1: Skills and Development for Performing Arts
Unit 2: Professional Development
Unit 3: Creative Interpretation
Unit 4: Audition and Portfolio Process
Unit 5: Preparing for a Performing Arts Production
Unit 6: Performing Arts Production
Unit 7: Responding to a Progression Opportunity

These units will enable you to develop skills and perform in a variety of contexts, from existing work to original devised performance pieces. Performances will take place at the Broadway Theatre and other external venues across London. The course will provide a solid grounding in both dance and acting.

7x Internal Assessments (Practical and Course Work)

A Minimum of 4 A* to E GCSE (or equivalent)

GCSE E in English Language / Level 1 in Functional Skills English

Passion for Performing Arts / Experience in the performing arts

Attendance at an audition workshop

Examples of Projects and Trips that Level 2 students have taken part in previous years are:

- Free Theatre tickets to venues such as The Barbican and The Donmar Warehouse to see live events and exhibitions

- Tour and Workshop of The Royal Court Theatre to help with learning about The Performing Arts Industry

- Barbican Box, where students created and performed their own work as a group at The Barbican's Pitt Theatre in London

- The White House Project, where students worked with professional writers and directors to create and perform an updated version of Jack and The Beanstalk at Dagenham City Council

- The Donmar Warehouse Project, where students worked with a practioner from the Donmar Warehouse to create a response to a performance piece. This project culminated in a perfromance at the Donmar Warehouse.

- Work Experience at The Broadway Theatre at part of the front of House team in a range of roles.

On sucessful completion of the Level 2 qualification, students can progress onto a Level 3 qualification

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following course
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.