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Start date: 01/09/2019 - SGS Stroud
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 Year
Qualifications: Level 2 Diploma
Code: 117965
Cost: N/A

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Level 2 Performance for Stage and Screen

Full time course


This is a unique vocational course for students aspiring to a career the in Performing Arts. The course is designed and taught to industry level as a working production company, giving learners first-hand experience of what life is like working in the industry.

What will I study?

This unique course is designed and taught to industry level as a working production company. Students will study nine units covering a variety of acting, voice and movement skills. The blend of film acting alongside the critical foundations of stage technique will help the actor develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of what is required in the Performing Arts industry.

Maths & English

A key requirement to obtaining many jobs is achieving a good standard of English and Maths. Therefore, learners who do not yet have a GCSE grade C will be enrolled on either GCSE or Functional Skills programmes alongside their main course.


The Performing Arts and Leisure industry is one of the few areas in the job market which has sustained levels of employment and shown areas of growth in the present economic climate. This course equips the students with all of the skills and knowledge they will need to start their journey to becoming a professional in the industry.

Work experience

You will gain work experience engaging with the local community in performing and production roles.

What do I need to join?

Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above. Performance experience is useful but not essential; however, passion and enthusiasm for the performing arts is a must!

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I learn?

Through a range of performance-based projects accompanied by demonstrations and guidance from your tutors. Learners are given opportunities to perform for the public throughout the year in projects for both stage and screen as well as attending trips to the theatre. The course work is largely learner-led and requires you to think creatively with boldness and aspiration.

How will I know how I am doing?

Coursework will be set with clear regular feedback and structured achievable targets. Regular individual tutorials and group discussions will also take place.

Are there any extra costs?

There may be costs to cover materials fees.

What can I do next?

Learners who achieve a merit grade profile for the year can progress onto the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performance for Stage and Screen here at SGS College.

What are my career options?

Learners can progress onto higher level courses, which could lead to a career in theatre, film, video and TV production, events management, sales and performance coaching.


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Dates & Costs

Level 2 Performance for Stage and Screen

Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 Year
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: Level 2 Diploma
Code: 117965
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Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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