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BTEC Qualifications

Our students’ pathways CONSIST OF  Level 3 BTEC vocational diplomaS, industry recognised qualifications and employability skills training.

VOCATIONAL diploma/ Extended DIploma - BTEC LEVEL 3

Our Creative Pathway and Technical Pathway courses are open to students entering Year 12 in September 2022. Students will gain a Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Qualification in either Creative Media Practice,  Production Arts Practice or  Performing Arts Practice.

The BTEC qualification students will be entered for will depend on their chosen pathway and specific interests and chosen pathway specialism.

The diagram below shows how the pathways are structured and which qualifications are attainable through each pathway course.




Production Arts

Acting & Writing

Technical Broadcast Media Specialism

Technical Production

BTEC Level 3
Production Arts Practice –

BTEC Level 3
Performing Arts Practice

BTEC Level 3
Creative Media Practice


BTEC Level 3
Production Arts Practice









There will be a number of milestone choices that students will make during their programme that will further define their pathway and identify the specific BTEC course that will underpin it.


To enable every student at BOA Stage & Screen Production to maximise their career opportunities from the very start, we ensure that industry recognised skills, training and experience are core elements of their learning journey. Through partnerships with the Creative Industries, we create real world projects where students can lead the way and learn first-hand from industry experts.

All students will be given the opportunity to gain an additional industry recognised qualification to run alongside their BTEC.  Examples of these qualifications are: 

  • ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) Bronze, Silver, Gold – Awards for Theatre Technicians
  • COSHH Training (Controlling Substances Hazardous to Health)
  • NEBOSH Training (Health and Safety at Work)
  • BLACK MAGIC Videography certification
  • ADOBE Post-production and creative suite certification
  • Rigging Course for events and lighting
  • Basic Electrical Course
  • Plastering Course
  • Bridal Make-Up Training



Workers in the stage and screen sectors are usually employed on a  freelance basis. Not only do employees need to be good at the work they do, they also need to have the flexibility and open in their approach to work. Employability and freelancing skills training will be a core component of BOA Stage and Screen Production across years 12 and 13.

All students will have a tutor who will regularly meet with them to discuss their progress and individual career goals and aspirations. Each student will develop a Learning Journal (Portfolio) which will provide a record of their learning, personal development, work experience, additional qualifications as well as their personal interests and specialisms. Students will participate in workshops, practical sessions and opportunities to prepare  and plan for their progression into the world of work.