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Diploma in Performance - Level 2

Overview

This is an exciting vocational course that has been designed for those interested in developing their practical performance skills with a view to working in the music or performing arts industry.

Throughout the course you will study a range of core and optional units that are designed to give you the practical skills needed to progress within the music and/or performing arts industry, including a performance project, solo music performance, group ensemble performance, study of the performing arts business and development of acting, singing, instrument playing or performing skills.

Students interested in a music can check out what current students are up to at www.createrecords.co.uk; a unique platform showcasing the very best in student songwriting, production and performance – exclusive to West Notts' students and staff. Students interested in performing arts may like to check out the Performing Arts twitter feed @PerfArtsVWNC for news and updates on student projects.

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Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs with at least grade 3/D including English or maths, an appropriate equivalent, or
  • a relevant Level 1 diploma at merit level, and GCSE English with grade 4/C.
  • A prepared audition piece

All applicants progressing from a Level 1 programme must be able to show a high level of commitment, willingness and teamwork.

You may need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 19 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible.  Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)1714A1151FREE£480.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

The diploma is a one-year course.

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Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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