OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Performing Arts (Music, Production, Dance or Drama Pathways Available)
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.
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.
3 GCSEs with grades 3 or above (including Maths and English)
Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.
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.
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.
The OCR Level 2 programme is a one year programme where you will study across three to four days each week.
More important information about this course:
Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2019
Free if you are under 25 on the 31st August 2019 with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan
Free if you are aged 19-23 on 31st August 2019 and do not already have a full Level 2 qualification – contact us to check your qualifications
Free if you are unemployed and in receipt of eligible benefits – contact us to check if you are eligible
Free if you are employed and your income is less than £16,009.50
If you do not meet the above criteria and need to pay fees they are:
Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.
*you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (21 Aug 2019 09:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually
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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