Course Details


National Certificate: Acting and Theatre Performance SCQF Level 6

SCQF Level 6

Interested in acting as a career? Or perhaps you want to teach acting? This course offers you the chance to learn all about how to develop your acting and performance skills as well as how to apply these in a future career, whether that’s on a stage, in a radio, film or television studio, or in a classroom. This course also helps with employability skills such as working in a team, presentation skills, and being able to communicate effectively.

What You Study

  • Higher drama units: (National 6) drama skills and drama production and exam
  • Production skills
  • Drama: voice
  • Drama: acting skills
  • Drama: theatre skills in performance
  • Drama: movement skills
  • Preparation for audition iPortfolio
  • Personal development

The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course.

Duration and Attendance

One year full-time.

Entry Requirements

External Candidates

One of the following:

  • Four National 5s at Level C or above or equivalent (see our Qualifications Explained page for details)
  • Acting and Performance at SCQF Level 5 and an A, B or C pass in the exam
  • Mature students will be considered on an individual basis


  • Drama workshop and interview and written exercise

Internal Candidates

  • Intermediate Certificate: Acting and Performance at SCQF Level 5

In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).

Funding Information

For information on how to apply for funding for your course fees to be paid, funding options and other financial support available, please visit the Financing Your Studies page in our Student Information section.

Further Study

  • HND: Acting and Performance
  • HND: Musical Theatre

Career Opportunities

There are a range of career paths possible. You can move into acting and performance and/or musical theatre. Skills from this course can also help build confidence and essential skills necessary in other non-performance based industries.

Application Process

You will be required to interview and engage in workshop/interview processes.

Find Your Ideal Career

Want to know more about job opportunities, salaries, and employment rates in this industry? Check out our Career Coach page.

This course is currently offered on the date(s) and venue(s) listed below.

Method of Study Year of course Starts* Ends* Based at Apply
Full time 1st Year 03 Sep 2018 14 Jun 2019 St Brycedale Campus Kirkcaldy apply online

While we make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of course information, this is subject to change, as part of our continuous improvement process.

*Start and End dates refer to the week commencing date and the actual date could be any date within that week.

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