Course Details


National Progression Award in Acting & 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/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 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 units/subjects at SCQF Level 5 or above (four National 5s or four Standard Grades at Credit Level)
  • NC Acting and Performance at SCQF Level 5
  • Mature students will be considered on an individual basis


  • Drama workshop and interview and written exercise

Internal Candidates

  • NC Acting and Performance Level 5

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.

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 our Financing Your Studies page in our Student Information section.

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 04 Sep 2017 15 Jun 2018 St Brycedale Campus Kirkcaldy course full

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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