BTEC Acting

BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Performing Arts: Acting (Drama)

This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in the performing arts and Drama in particular.

This course consists of three modules:

Unit 01 Individual Showcase

In this unit students will consider how they present themselves to their audience to showcase their skills with confidence and clarity. Successful completion of this unit will require students to consider the skills necessary to showcase their abilities including completing applications and auditions.

Unit 02 Preparation, Performance and Production

In this unit students will learn how to develop a performance piece as a member of a fictional performance company. Students will take on a specific performing or production role and will prepare for, and produce, a performance by carrying out tasks that are appropriate to the role.

Unit 03 Acting Skills

In this unit students will learn the skills needed to be an effective performer both on stage and on screen. Students will be introduced to important acting skills and will learn about the specific demands that acting makes on the body and mind. As well as physical skills, students will need to use their imagination to create characters or roles.


Unit 1 is an externally assessed unit, set and marked by a representative of Edexcel. Units 2 and 3 require students to produce a portfolio of evidence which are internally assessed by teaching staff in school and externally moderated by Edexel.


This qualification supports progress to further study in the field of Performing Arts and Drama.

Regardless of the career you eventually follow, studying Drama will assist you, particularly with teamwork, decision making, communication skills and presentation skills. Drama can help to build confidence and prepare you for the world of work.