Course Details

  • If you’re looking towards a successful future in the professional dance world, this BTEC Extended Diploma is the ideal course to develop your artistic, creative and practical skills and find out more about working in the industry.

    This is a very practical qualification, designed to introduce you to some of the styles, skills and techniques you’ll need to enjoy a rewarding career in dance, with a focus on some of the most current, highly-relevant trends in the industry at the moment, like Urban (Street) Dance, Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Contemporary.

    You’ll also study for an additional qualification with the ISTD at Intermediate Foundation and Intermediate level as part of the course, as well as taking a closer look at the varying styles of different choreographers and practitioners like Diaghilev, Martha Graham, Wayne McGregor, and Cunningham. From a focus on fitness and anatomy, to preparations for auditions, the whole course will help you understand and succeed in this business.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes

  • A mixture of written coursework and practical performances will make up your assessment for this course, with all written work embedded into your final practical portfolio.

    Alongside the performances and demonstrations of your skills, you may complete some research pieces in dance theory, dance companies, or famous choreographers. You might also be required to keep a log book or diary of your development through the course.

  • Completing a level 3 BTEC like this one gives you the qualifications you’ll need to continue onto a degree-level course such as an HNC/HND or a BA (Hons). You could complete a Higher National Certificate and Diploma in Performing Arts with a dance focus at The Manchester College, or expand your skills further with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre.

    With your experience and abilities, you’ll be able to enjoy a successful professional career, working in the dance and musical theatre industry on the West End, in regional theatres, on cruise ships, or even for multinational companies like Disney. From choreography to dance therapy, there are a number of career opportunities to follow in the dance industry.

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  • Depending on your current age, position and circumstances, there may be a fee for this course.

    There are a number of different finance and funding options available to help you fund your academic studies with The Manchester College. These range from bursaries and grants to special loans for tuition fees. You can find out more about them on our dedicated Fees, Funding and Finance page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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