SUpported Learning


Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 0.00
24+ Please Enquire
International £9,000 p/ year


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You will work towards achieving personalised individual targets, the Edexcel E3/L1Award/Certificate or Diploma in Performing Arts. You may also do functional skills qualifications in English and/or maths if you are ready to achieve the next level. You will develop your confidence and performance skills through drama, dance, music, stagecraft and using film in performance. You will take part in music, drama and dance performances at different stages in the year. The course also will help you in making good adult choices, taking responsibility, developing your confidence, communication and your personal and social skills. You will have a course tutor who will help you if you have any difficulties and who will monitor and support your progress.

Support Available

You will work in a small group, (between 8 and 10 students), with a teacher and at least one support worker. Some students have 1.1 support. There is also support available in the canteen and quiet room and during lunch and breaks. If you do not travel independently you can apply for transport to college. Some students also have additional speech and language support, literacy/dyslexia support, independent travel training, emotional /behavioural support and/or job coaching support

Aims of the course

  • To help you develop your skills in performance, drama, music and dance
  • To develop your confidence, communication and personal and social development skills
  • To help achieve skills and qualifications that will help you progress to employment in the future
  • To help you achieve the outcomes on your Education Health Care Plan

Unit Breakdown

Taking Part in a Performance, Developing Performance Skills, Exploring Acting, Exploring Dance, Exploring Music Skills, Exploring Design Skills for Performance

Assessment Method

Ongoing assessment for accredited learning and against individual targets. You will also have three progress reviews with your tutor and parent/carer each year.

Progression Opportunities

Progression to supported employment, another Skills course, a Move on to Work course or level 2 performing arts course in the college

Career Options

Supported employment

Entry Requirements

This course is for you if you need support at college and are interested in performing arts. Most students on the course are aged 16 - 23 and have an Education Health Care Plan. You do not need any academic qualifications to come on the course but some students have some qualifications at E1, E2 and/or E3. We will assess the best course for you at your interview.


You will learn by working in class, on trips/visits, through taking part in performances, on work placement and in specialist rooms in the college

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.

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