Course Type / Attendance

Full Time

Subject Area

Performing Arts

Start Date

September 2018




16-18 Year Olds, Adult



Course Level


Home / Course / Performing Arts (Dance) National Extended Diploma Level 3

Who is this course for?

The course is for anyone who wants to study dance full time with aspirations of progressing onto higher education and eventually to a career in the dance industry or related areas such as teaching. 

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need four GCSE’s at grade C or above and have had previous dance experience.  

What are the key things you'll learn?

You will develop your dance technique through a range of dance styles such as: Contemporary, Ballet, Commercial dance and Jazz/Urban dance.

These skills will be developed alongside choreographic and performance skills to communicate themes and intentions to an audience and engage with performance work. It also gives you the opportunity to explore your own interpretations and express your creativity through dance and movement.

You will also develop your research, evaluative and analytical skills through the study of dance practitioners (current and historic) and explore the performing arts industry.

How you will learn

You will learn through a variety of methods:
• Practical Sessions : technique classes , workshops and master classes, rehearsals, performances and creative sessions to explore themes and subject matter of potential dance pieces
• Theory: structured session activities to promote good teaching and learning practices, active research in small sub-groups and independent research, exploration notes, essays, presentations, reviews and evaluations are all used to effectively to enhance the learning experience.

Where could this course take you?

Successfully completing the course will allow you to progress on to a dance course at university.

What costs will you incur?

If you are aged between 19 and 23 years old (on the first day of your course) and do not already have a full Level 3 of higher qualification, you will not have to pay course fees. This may be different for learners studying on a course in the workplace.

If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.