BTEC Higher Nationals in Performing Arts (RQF)

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Performing Arts (RQF)

This qualification brings greater emphasis to the professions and opportunities within the creative industries. The combination of new pathways and units will allow students 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, the new qualification seeks to embed this range of skills throughout the units; stressing both the creative and the professional.

Pathways within this qualification*:

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

If you'd like more information, or find a college that delivers the BTEC Higher Nationals in Performing Arts, you can visit the following sites:

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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.

*This list is a combination of pathways at both BTEC HNC and HND level. Please consult with your local college regarding exact pathways to be delivered within your chosen qualification. 

**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.