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Course Overview

We are passionate about training young people to be professional and well equipped to cope in the world of performing arts.

Your time with us will be filled with opportunities to develop not only your performance skills, but also your confidence and social resilience. We have excellent facilities and a commitment to providing the best Performance and Musical Theatre training in Staffordshire.

Lessons will include a wide range of disciplines from drama, dance, music and other performance arts such as; Musical Theatre and Theatre in Education.

Qualifications Available

BTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A-Level)

Course Topics

  • Singing Skills for Dancers and Actors
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • The Healthy Performer
  • Dance technique and choreography
  • Creating and performing in a Christmas Variety Show
  • Creating a children’s storytelling festival for a local primary school.
  • Working with professional performers from the West End on musical theatre skills
  • Learning how to prepare for auditions
  • Learning event management skills in planning a show from conception to curtain down.


Course Features

  • You will perform for the public in vocational settings such as Hanley Museum, The Mitchell Arts Centre, The Rep Theatre, Gladstone pottery museum and other community venues such as engaging in theatre in education at local primary schools.
  • Continuous opportunities to engage in exciting and challenging performance work from creation to performance. Including enrichment opportunities for those with interests in technical areas such as costume, make-up, props, set, lighting and sound.
  • You will perform at a variety of venues throughout the year and be involved in very exciting local and national projects.
  • You will develop the technique and skills needed to become a “Triple Threat” in the industry. This means that you will engage in dance, choreography, vocal work, singing, directing and acting.


  • Controlled Assessment: 33%
  • Coursework: 67%
  • Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel


2018 Results: 100%

Where Courses Become Careers

You will develop the key skills and confidence you need to go onto a range of performing arts disciplines either at higher education level or the world of work.

Many of our students regularly achieve places in some of the best institutions in the country such as Lipa and the Laban Centre, as well as many of them going on to become performance teachers themselves.

This course is an excellent introduction to a wide range of progression routes, such as: technical theatre, event management, marketing, directing, writing and stage management, as well as the acting, dance and musical theatre performance routes.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

Throughout the course you will experience guest lectures from professional musical theatre. This will include sessions with cast members of west end shows such as CATS, Wicked and Billy Elliot. This will give you first-hand experience of the profession. You will be taught by teachers with professional performance experience and excellent links with local theatre companies. This will provide numerous opportunities for you to perform outside of College in Extra Curricular activities and work experience projects.

If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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