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Dance Level 3 Extended Diploma

Advanced Learning Loan Eligible

Course Content

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is an exciting course that continues to build on the skills developed on the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma. On successful completion of the course you will gain the equivalent of 3 A Levels. You will be part of a vibrant department that will develop your dance and academic skills and will work with specialist tutors in purpose built studios and performance spaces. Classes are taught by industry professionals and you will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and performances throughout the course. You will study street dance, jazz dance, ballet and contemporary dance styles together with developing your creative, choreographic and performance skills. Technical units will develop your core strength, flexibility, alignment and movement styles and you will work with specialist tutors to expand your skills so that you are ready for performance.

What will I learn?

The course develops the dancer’s skills through a variety of practical and theoretically based units. As your main techniques you will study street dance, jazz dance, ballet and contemporary dance styles as well as studying units that will develop your creative, choreographic and performance skills. Technical units will develop your core strength, flexibility, alignment and movement styles and you will work with specialist tutors to expand your skills so that you are ready for performance. Practical assessments happen both in the classroom and in the department’s twice yearly performances and students on this course perform a dedicated final major project performance that allows students to display their skills in a range of styles and genres. Theory units are assessed through presentations, portfolio building, essay writing and videoed conversations with your tutor. Staff work to ensure the assessments suit your learning needs and as part of the course you will have a personal tutor to support and guide you through the course and offer career guidance. You will also be offered the opportunity to participate in workshops with visiting industry professionals and the department has a trip to London where you can see a leading West End show and take part in classes at Danceworks, Move it or Pineapple Dance Studios.

Our students successfully progress to the country's leading universities and training schools and many have successful careers as teachers and performers. Past students have danced professionally in the West End, in TV shows such as the ‘X Factor’ performing with artists Olly Murs, Katy Perry and Rhianna, working as assistant choreographers on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, touring and performing with Diversity, performing in professional contemporary dance companies, dancing all over the world on major cruise liners and in professional music videos with artists such as The Ministry of Sound.

Student quote… The college is a great place to be and the dance courses are fantastic. You really feel like you are part of a family. I learned so much and wouldn’t have had the professional experiences I have had without training at the college. Natasha Gooden, Some Like It Hip Hop, West End.

This course is Advanced Learning Loan eligible, which can fully cover the course fee.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

Next level of course - degree level courses at university and training schools

Career opportunities - careers in performance – music videos, West End shows, TV, contemporary dance companies, cruise ships

Careers in teaching – teaching in schools, colleges, training schools and universities, youth and community groups, as animateurs, outreach work with professional dance companies, prisons and residential homes,

Other dance related careers - dance therapist, administrator, publicists, agent, choreographer, artistic director, dance studio director

Qualification(s)

Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"I have really enjoyed my time at The City of Liverpool College, the support I received during my time at the college was fantastic and the tutors are inspirational"

Craig Colton secured a HNC in drama, wowed judges on the XFactor and progressed onto Thames Valley University

Course Location

The Arts Centre
Myrtle Street, L7 7JA

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The College has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of course details given on fact sheets, in the prospectus and on the web site. However, the College reserves the right to make changes to provision and to discontinue courses when necessary. Please note that the College cannot accept any liability for inaccuracies or omissions which arise due to such changes.

Course Bundle Lookup

Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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