Deliver the BTEC Tech awards in Performing Arts: Drama with confidence; this new course will explore practical ideas for course delivery, student engagement, application of criteria and example assignment briefs and student work that ensures that students achieve successful results.


  • Develop a clear insight into all three components of the BTEC Performing Arts Tech Award
  • Know what is expected of a learner for the external assessment
COURSE DATE Online | Friday 23 April 2021
  • Teachers of the Drama BTEC Level 2 Tech Award
  • Heads of Drama
  • Heads of Performing Arts
  • PA teachers
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


10.00 – 11.15am
Getting to know the BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts

  • Setting up BTEC Level 2 Tech Award
  • The new structure
  • Rules and regulations of BTEC
  • Assessment planning
  • Grade calculations

Coffee break and informal discussion

11.30 – 12.30pm
Teaching Exploring

  • Exploring the Component 1 Content
  • Understanding how the ‘funnelling’ grading criteria works in practice with both Level 1 and Level 2 for this component
  • Sharing ideas for unit content and what can be explored, ideas for existing repertoire
  • Looking at assignment briefs and student work

12.13 – 1.15pm
Lunch and informal discussion

Component 2 Developing

  • Exploring the Component 2 content and grading criteria
  • Providing feedback to learners
  • Examining example student work and grading exercise
  • Assessment and verification procedures

2.15 – 2.30pm
Afternoon tea and informal discussion

2.13 – 3.15pm
Component 3 Performing

  • Overview of how external assessments contribute to overall achievement
  • Exploring the Unit Content and what the demands of the learner are

3.15 – 3.45pm
Managing your BTEC

  • Resources available
  • Networking
  • Idea share for time management


Jo Mason

 Jo Mason is a highly experienced BTEC practitioner with many years of examining and teaching success. She is a freelance BTEC consultant with high levels of experience in running teacher and department training courses for Drama teachers.