Course Overview

Our BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Extended Diploma in Performing Arts is a two-year fully funded qualification. The course offers specific training in preparation for a successful career in the performing arts. The timetable has been designed to reflect that of performing arts courses in further education; incorporating academic classes amongst practical classes, allowing for the full experience of an artist in training.

Students are comprehensively trained across the three art forms – singing, acting & dancing; pushing their skillsets to gain their maximum potential.
The cohort will undertake 4 modules across two years:
Module A – ‘Performing Arts Skills Development’ – Within this module there are 3 units, which focus on personal training development and progression.
Module F – ‘The Performing Arts Industry’ takes a look at social networking, employment opportunities, various career avenues, branding and more.
Module G – ‘Personal Performing Arts Profile’ – This module focuses on personal development in your second year of training. More specifically, on personal statements, CVs, show reels and goals.
Module H – ‘Collaborative Performing Arts Project’ – The final module of our BTEC Performing Arts Course will see students work towards their final showcase, exploring both creative and technical roles. This will include an insight to Choreography, Producing, Scheduling…the list goes on.

Each academic year is concluded by a showcase that students will be marked on as contribution to their overall BTEC grade.

The whole BTEC qualification is internally assessed.

Programme teachers are all highly trained and practiced in their particular field, ensuring delivery of top quality tuition. Our teachers have followed different pathways in their professional experience and as a faculty offer extensive & varied knowledge and expertise.
Read below for Further Information, Alumni Success, Course Content, Application and Audition Information

Why not book onto our Open Evening? Monday 5th February – Please be aware that our last Open Evening was fully booked and places for February 5th are going fast.

Our audition dates for 2024 entry are: Saturday 9th March, Sunday 19th May or Saturday 29th June.

The academic qualification is provided by Pearson and in association with SCL creative.

What next?

Book for a place at our open day

Monday 5th February, simply e-mail to confirm your place, places are filling fast.

Fill in an application form

Please find our application form at the top of this webpage. Should you have further questions ahead of applying, you are welcome to book in for a 1:1 meeting with our Creative Director to discuss your future.

Book a place on our audition day

Once we have received your application, we will send you an e-mail within 14 days to offer you an audition date. The course has received a lot of interest already and spaces are limited to 15.

Course Information

What is the course?

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education...

…In addition, employers and professional bodies have been involved and consulted in order to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice should learners choose to enter employment directly in the performing arts sector.

The qualification provides the knowledge, skills and understanding that will prepare learners for further study or training.

Learners taking this qualification will study two mandatory learning and teaching modules:
– Skills Development
– The Performing Arts Industry

The mandatory content allows learners to concentrate on the development of their technical performance skills and creation techniques and relate them to the performing arts industry.

On top of the BTEC qualification itself, KTCo have designed a drama-school style timetable that will give students the full performing arts experience. From commercial dance to acting through song, performance jazz, conditioning through to acting for screen.

Why choose this course?

'KTCollege’ will equip students with all the skills they need to confidently undertake auditions to their highest personal standard. The ultimate aim of the course is to...

…produce trainable students, ready to study in any number of establishments, whether they’re singers, actors, dancers or a combination of all three! All whilst studying and under-going an academic qualification.

In addition to acquiring audition skills, students will prepare for their next step ahead of this course, giving them an honest insight into the forthcoming lifestyle and routines, and prepare them both physically and mentally to cope with a future in the arts industry.

Most importantly, the ‘BTEC in Performing Arts’ will help mould all students into becoming the best all rounder performer they can be. Our desire is for students to graduate from this programme with a broad & extensive skillset of the highest calibre.

Where is the course held?

The training is based at the KTCo Studios...

…Unit A6, Langham Park, Maple Road, Castle Donington, DE74 2UT.

Our studio consists of 2 large dance studios, 1 medium studio space, 1 self-tape studio, 1 private singing room, changing rooms, 2 green rooms, a kitchen and parking.

When is the course?

The course runs from September through to July...

…and follows a standard school timetable, breaking for half terms, Christmas and Easter.

The course runs weekly from Monday – Thursday, from 8:30 – 16:00.

Our term dates for 2024/25 are as follows:

Autumn Term
Wednesday 4th September – Saturday 26th October
Half Term: Monday 28th October – Sunday 3rd November
Monday 4th November – Tuesday 17th December

Spring Term
Monday 6th January – Saturday 15th February 
Half Term: Monday 17th February – Sunday 23rd February
Monday 24th February – Saturday 5th April

Summer Term
Monday 21st April – Saturday 24th May
Half Term: Monday 26th May – Sunday 1st June (this is also your annual performance week)
Monday 2nd June – Saturday 19th July

Application Process

Pre-Audition & Application

Entry to the ‘BTEC Performing Arts Course’ is via audition, a full workshop day led by the KTCollege tutors. Applicants will be required to fill out the form below (see bottom of the page).

Applications will require information on previous training/credits, graded examinations achieved, general skills, a headshot and basic contact information. 

Once we have received your application, we will then send you an audition date (alternative dates may be available but will be limited). 

Auditions will take place between March – July. 

Please note, there is no fee required to audition for our programme.

Audition Workshop Day

Throughout the audition day, applicants will be assessed in all three disciplines.

The day will consist of a private singing audition using a song of your own choice, a monologue to demonstrate your acting skills and a ballet barre and technical jazz class.

At the end of the workshop day, students will be interviewed by the audition panel.

This will be an opportunity for both parties to get to know each other and will give the applicant chance to ask any more questions and gain a full understanding of the ‘BTEC in Performing Arts’.

The day runs at KTCo studios from 10:00-16:00.

Outcome & The Next Steps

Applicants will be contacted within 2-3 weeks, regardless of whether or not they have been successful.

Upon accepting your place we will require a £250 admin fee which covers your initial set up and uniform.

Successful applicants will then be added to our private group whether they will receive regular updates prior to the programme commencing. They will also receive a student handbook that goes into full detail about the course content, expectations, uniform and more.

Course Content

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