Acting Level 2 Extended Certificate

Acting Level 2 Extended Certificate

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On this course you will develop your acting skills through exploring various performance genres, different practitioners and texts. You will also extend your knowledge about working in the performing arts industry. From performing in a large scale Christmas Pantomime to creating theatre from peoples stories, this year long programme is packed to ensure that you have built your acting skills and are confident and ready for your next step.

You will be involved in two major performance pieces throughout the year, developing your performance skills and providing you with experience of working in a professional performance environment.

Duration 1 year
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Quarry Hill Campus
Course code 70303-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee. 19+: £1,214 (19+ fee subject to change)

What you learn

Course themes:

  • Performing scripted plays
  • Devising performance work
  • Movement skills
  • Performance in Context
  • Multimedia Performance
  • Exploring Improvisation
  • Performing Arts Industry
  • Performance, preparation and production
  • Individual showcase


How you will be assessed

Practical classes and tutorials are delivered over three days of the week, leaving plenty of study-time to complete supporting research and written tasks. Units are delivered through practical performance projects which are assessed through an on-going monitoring of progress with feedback and at the end of each semester these are supported by written tasks. You will also have two externally assessed units; one practical based and one online. Attendance and application to all areas is essential for successful completion.


This Level 2 qualification is assessed via a combination of internal assessment, where tasks are set and marked by your tutors, and external assessment which may include a written exam/test.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

From September 2019 Creative Arts courses will be delivered at our new campus at Quarry Hill.

Entry requirements

If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see Grades 3 as the equivalent of a Grade D in this offer.

4 D's at GCSE or equivalent. Plus a well-established interest in the performing arts. We ask you to take part in an interview and audition process. 


What's next

On completion of your course you will have improved your performance skills and have a deeper understanding of this challenging yet exciting industry. You will also have developed your self-confidence, presentation skills, leadership and team-working potential, preparing you for Level 3 study or to enter employment.

Students who have completed these courses have progressed onto Level 3 Performing Arts courses in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre and Physical Theatre.

What our current students say

We asked our current Level 2 Acting students to feedback on their journey so far. Here is what they said:


"I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to explore different techniques within the course"

"Developing different aspects of acting that will help me in the future to progress to Level 3 Acting"

"I've met lots of new people and had a great time performing with them" 

"The tutors have all been so lovely and supportive which has helped me with my confidence and acting skills" 

"I've enjoyed working with external organisations such as Space 2 and devising a performance from peoples stories around mental health problems. I now understand the power of using theatre to raise awareness"



Our students have some advice for you if you are thinking of applying:


"Give it your all and don't hold back"

"Enjoy yourself and have fun"

"Keep trying even when things get tough"

"Show what you can do"


Campus Locations

Quarry Hill Campus

Playhouse Square
West Yorkshire
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.9 MilesWebsite