This course is a full day course aimed at all teachers of BTEC Tech Award.  The course leader will explore the challenges of the Pearson BTEC Tech Award and will provide real, practical solutions to key aspects as well as a range of effective teaching approaches, methods and techniques for all the components.

You will discover ways to achieve the best outcomes in the written paper and  there will be opportunities to plan, grade work and understand administrative duties.


  • Gain a through understanding of how to approach the expectations of component 3
  • Have a thorough understanding of the expectations of component 1 and what it means by ‘interrelationships’ and ‘processes’
  • Obtain top level strategies for producing excellent assessment work from your students
  • How to break down the criteria and what the examiners and assessors are expecting to see to attain the top bands
  • The course includes a set of course notes (which includes distinction example work) which will be sent in advance of the course and which you will be able to use
COURSE DATE London | Tuesday 26 April 2022
  • Teachers of BTEC performing Arts
  • NQTS in drama, dance, performing arts or musical theatre
  • Heads of department (of arts disciplines)
  • Drama teachers
  • Musical theatre teachers
  • Dance 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 – 10.05am: Welcome and introduction

10.05 – 10.40am  Course overview

  • Exploring the overview of the L2 tech award in Performing Arts course
  • The components and its weightings
  • Where the examination component fits into the overall qualification and course structure
  • Exploring the content and understanding how the ‘pyramid’ grading criteria works in practice with both Level 1 and Level 2

10.40 – 11.00am: Morning Break

11.00 – 11.40am  Teaching Component 1 with confidence

  • Sharing ideas for content and what can be explored
  • Different ways to evidence the written work for learning aim A and B
  • Ideas for existing repertoire such as Curious incident, Lion King or Revelations
  • Looking at example work

11.40 – 12.40 pm: The practical and theoretical approaches to component 2

  • Component overview
  • Approaching the workshops for learning aim A
  • Selecting works that aim to increase Distinctions in the cohort
  • What does it mean to analyse in target setting and log books (distinction criteria)?
  • Looking at sample work and grading

12.40 – 1.40pm: Lunch  

1.40 – 2.55pm: Achieving success in the external component; component 3

  • Preparing for performance
  • Ideas and strategies for successful planning and delivery of Task 1,2 and 4 (written milestones)
  • An opportunity to look at sample work and grade/discuss
  • How to break down the criteria and what the examiners and assessors are expecting to see to attain the top bands

2.45 -3.00pm Afternoon Tea

3.00-3.30pm : Managing your BTEC

  • A look at the paperwork with explanation and guidance on completing them
  • The purpose and use of an assignment brief
  • Roles within BTEC and what your responsibilities are
  • A look at BTECs ‘risk rating’ within your course and department

3.30-3.45pm : Planning your BTEC

  • Assessment plan writing
  • Networking
  • An opportunity to plan your course

3.45 / 4.00pm: Questions and depart