BTEC Higher Nationals in Performing Arts (RQF)

BTEC Higher Nationals in Performing Arts (RQF)

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This qualification brings greater emphasis to the professions and opportunities within the creative industries. The combination of pathways and units will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work within one of the most dynamic and growing areas of the global economy.

Recognising the diversity of roles within the creative industries, and the need for both specialist technical skills and broad employability skills, this qualification seeks to embed this range of skills throughout the units; stressing both the creative and the professional.

Pathways within this qualification

Brochure download buttonThis qualification has been developed in collaboration with industry experts, universities, colleges and students to ensure that it is a programme that meets the needs of industry, as well as what you would expect to achieve throughout your course. To help our you develop in your chosen specialism, there are a number of pathways, some of which are listed below:

  • Acting
  • Musical Theatre
  • Dance
  • Technical Arts
  • Performing Arts (General)

Please note this is a combination of pathways at both BTEC HNC and HND level. Colleges we work with may choose to deliver a selection of pathways which is why we suggest that you consult with your local college regarding exact options available to you.

Careers after the BTEC Higher Nationals in Performing Arts

Some typical jobs after completing the HNC*

Some typical jobs after completing the HND*

Stage Crew; Lighting Operator; Sound Operator; Hair and Mair Up Assistant; Wardrobe Assistant; Performer: Vocalist, Dancer and Actor; Dancer: Jazz, Ballet, Commercial Dance, Tap, American Tap, Contemporary; Actor: Stage, Camera and Multimedia

Costume Designer;Sound Designer; Hair and Make Up Designer; Assistant Stage Manager; Deputy Stage Manager; Stage Manager; Lighting Designer; Dancer: Jazz, Ballet, Commercial Dance, Tap, American Tap, Contemporary, Physical Theatre; Choreographer; Assistant Choreographer; Dance Captain; Performer: Vocalist, Dancer and Actor; Actor: Stage, Camera and Multimedia.

*These are suggestions of the typical job roles related to this qualification at this level. Pearson does not guarantee employment upon completion, and you will have a responsibility to make sure that you meet the employer’s requirements. 

Industry support and recognition

For years, employers have valued the skills and knowledge that BTEC Higher National students bring to the world of work. That is why students choose to study our programmes. We are proud to have developed our Pearson BTEC Higher National in Performing Arts with experts from organisations, including: The Performing Right Society, Drama UK, Dance UK, Equity, PLASA, the Royal Shakespeare Company, BBC, and Really Useful Group, to name a few.

Progression to university

We work with universities in the UK and around the world, explaining the content, structure and purpose of BTEC Higher National qualifications, so that the universities recognise your value and accept applications from you as a BTEC Higher National holder onto a degree programme. You can currently top-up your HNs to over 1500 degrees worldwide and we continue our work to grow this number.

Visit Pearson Degree Course Finder to find all the current articulations.

 

Where to study BTEC HNC/HND in Performing Arts?

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