BTEC International Level 2 Certificate in Performing Arts

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The BTEC International Level 2 Certificate in Performing Arts is designed to give young performers a broad overview of some of the career areas in different sectors of the performing arts. The course is very practical and aims to help build confidence and resilience as well as performance skills and talent. Success on this course helps build a foundation for a successful career in the performing arts industry and a platform to move on to a higher level of arts education.

The BTEC International Level 2 Certificate in Performing Arts has been developed to:

  • Allow students to progress to Level 3 vocational qualifications
  • Provide education and training for students in the performing arts
  • Allow students to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
  • Give students the chance to gain two additional IGCSE qualifications

Step into BTEC

On this course, students will explore topics on acting, dancing, and creating performance material, as well as voice and movement skills. Students will begin to learn audition skills and perform two audition pieces in a preferred style. The performing arts industry is also studied, allowing students to investigate a range of job roles, theatrical spaces, and how performances are produced. Numerous performance opportunities within the Academy are provided throughout the year. Enrichment opportunities for students include Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance, and Production Arts which are run by highly qualified subject specialists. From here, progression on to the two-year, Level 3 BTEC in Performing Arts course can be pursued.


Key Course Information

Start Date
A carousel of student intake is applicable throughout the year.

Contact Hours
1 x workshop class per week

Programme Length
This covers 50 NLH (Notional Learning Hours)

What will I study?
The Level 2 Performing Arts is a short course and focuses on two main general areas of the performing arts: the Development of Drama and Professional Development.
Your classes will take place in our on-site theatre and dance studios, surrounded by a community of creative and supportive staff and students. The presence of full-time degree students also raises the level of recorded work seen by students during their time at the Academy. Additionally, this gives our younger performance students a glimpse of higher education in the performing arts.
We believe it is essential to support young performers so that they can pursue a successful and ongoing future in the performing arts. You will develop your confidence and public speaking skills, as well as work on improving overall study techniques with literacy, numeracy, technical dance and drama embedded into the curriculum. You will receive group and individual tutorial support to keep you on track.

How will I study?
The BTEC course is offered on Sundays. Teaching and learning take place in small class sizes so that focused attention can be delivered to students’ individual needs.
Teaching and assessment is through practical activities, encouraging students to reach their fullest potential intellectually and physically."

Entry Requirements

If you are aged between 14 – 16 you are eligible for this course.
There is no assessment or audition process to apply for SPAA’s BTEC International Level 2 Certificate in Performing Arts.
If the course is full and there are no places available, we will create a waiting list and review our applications and available spaces on a regular basis.
Admission is at the discretion of Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA).

How to Apply?

To register your interest, please email your full name and contact details to

If you have any further questions or would like more information, one of our expert tutors is ready and waiting to help -
Telephone: +971 6 502 9999

Programme Fees

Programme Fees
* There is a non-refundable registration fee of AED 125 to apply for the BTEC course.

After your application has been received, AED 600 deposit will be requested via email. This will be deducted from the first term fee. This fee will be non-refundable but can be held for 1 year.

Total – AED 6,000

  • Deposit – AED 600
  • Term 1 – AED 2,400
  • Term 2 – AED 3,000

Applicants will receive an offer letter with terms of acceptance by email and all necessary paperwork. To fully secure your place a further AED 2,400/- is required for the first term fees. This is payable before the first day of term.
A payment plan can be adopted if needed, please contact for more information regarding this.

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