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Course Code: NFVPA049

Course Level: Level 3

Study Mode: Full-Time

Course Type: Vocational Courses

Course overview

If you’re passionate about dance and want to study a course that will stretch you to your ability whilst providing opportunities to further your understanding of performance then this is the course for you.

You’ll experience all styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and urban and develop performance styles as you create your own choreography. You will also get the opportunity to dance as part of an ensemble, produce a personal project of your choosing and work collaboratively with other members of your class.

The course is based around a mix of both practical and academic activities with students participating in various performances during the academic year, including a flash mob, tea dance, pantomime, variety show, choreography showcase, professional casting day and an end of year full scale musical production.

You will take skills based classes such as circus skills and dance performance and explore the performing arts business whilst learning to work and perform in a professional environment. There will also be opportunities to network with local performing arts companies and perform off-site.

You will need a minimum of four or more high grades at GCSE in subjects relevant to the course you’d like to study, including maths and/or English Language at grade 4 or above. Alternatively, you’ll need a Level 2 Diploma with overall Merit in a relevant subject and maths and English at appropriate levels. 

You will be invited to interview/audition where you will have the opportunity to meet the department and be shown the outstanding facilities at the Performing Arts Centre.

Maths and English

Alongside your course you will study Maths and/or English to improve your skills in these vital subjects by attending structured weekly sessions as part of your timetable. Maths and English development is also integrated in practical assignments.

The course contains a number of mandatory and specialist units, some of which are assessed externally. You will be assessed continually throughout the year as you complete each task within a unit of study. Tasks vary and include practical work, written reports and presentations.

You could either enter the profession on completion of this course, continue your studies at NSCG on a relevant higher education course or apply straight to university to undertake a degree programme.

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit


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achieved DDD+ in 2023