Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performance (pilot)

Student Performers at Emerge Festival 2018. Copyright James Hopkirk.
Student Performers at Emerge Festival 2018. Copyright James Hopkirk.

The UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performance has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress into higher education or conservatoire training and may also support students intending to progress directly into employment in the creative industries.

This qualification will provide students with an opportunity to stretch and refine their practical skills levels whilst defining their own personal interests and area of expertise. The qualification is suitable for students who intend to pursue a career in the creative arts. It allows them to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition into either higher-level training or employment.

For more information on this qualification, please read the statement of purpose:

Statement of Purpose Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performance (PDF 45KB)

Qualifications at a glance

Level 4
TQT (Hours)1,200
Typical course duration1 year (FT)
2 years (PT)
UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction)N/A
Typical progressionHigher education, further/conservatoire training, employment/self-employment


Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace.

The following organisations have provided letters of support for this qualification:

Bedford College - letter of support (PDF 76KB)

Buckinghamshire College Group - letter of support (PDF 83KB)

Dancebox Studios and Theatre Works - letter of support (PDF 108KB)

Harlow College - letter of support (PDF 169KB)

New College Stamford - letter of support (PDF 205KB)

North Kent College - letter of support (PDF 56KB)

Reynolds Training Academy - letter of support (PDF 395KB)

South Devon College - letter of support (PDF 31KB)

Stratford-upon-Avon College - letter of support (PDF 59KB)

West Suffolk College - letter of support (PDF 54KB)

Specification and documents

Working with us

These qualifications have been recently developed, and a small selection of centres will be delivering them during their first year of operation.

For further information, or to register your interest in order to be notified when the qualifications are ready to be offered to all centres, please contact the Qualification Development team at qualdev.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

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