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OCR Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Music, Production, Dance or Drama Pathways Available)

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

Progression after this programme could be to an OCR Cambridge Technicals Level 3 Introductory Diploma in Music, Production or Performing Arts. You will have exposure to a range of practical activities through workshops, rehearsals, performances and work experience to develop practical skills and theoretical portfolios to prepare you for the next level of study. You will have the opportunity to follow a music, production, dance or drama pathway or choose a combination in preparation for progression to a Level 3 programme.

Overview of the course: 

The OCR Level 2 programme gives a rounded approach, not just to performing or production arts but to the industry as a whole. You will gain experience in music, production arts, dance or drama, where you will learn techniques as well as create your own performances. You will also have the chance to work in design for costume, set, sound and lighting.

Entry requirements: 

3 GCSEs with grades 3 or above (including Maths and English)

Topics: 

The programme is 'learner responsive' which means we build projects around the learners who have chosen this programme of study. You will be given guidance over the development of a project which helps you develop independence. You will also participate in annual events such as the pantomime and Zombie Apocalypse.

How is the course assessed?: 

The work you complete is graded as 'Pass' / Merit / Distinction' and you will have two opportunities to submit work for assessment for each unit. The course is assessed internally by an Assessor, before being Internally and Externally Verified to check the marking is consistent. Assessment includes live performance, written submissions, viva voce (interview to camera), photographic evidence, sound track or music CD.

Further study options after this course: 

Students can progress on to an OCR Level 3 Introductory Diploma. The OCR Level 2 Diploma provides a stepping stone into employment within the performing arts, music or production arts industries.

Length of the course: 

The OCR Level 2 programme is a one year programme where you will study across three to four days each week.

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:

Fees: 

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group or other work related benefit and you are undertaking this qualification to find work, your fees may be paid by the Government.

If you do need to pay fees they are:

£1577.00

Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (20 Nov 2017 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
Other comments by students on this course are:

‘The course has lots to offer and I get to be part of the Dance Academy too which helps me develop my dance skills. We have flexible timetable and can work in the studios in our free time. Teachers are cool and I'm enjoying learning’

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