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Welcome to Braeview Academy
Welcome to Braeview Academy
Welcome to Braeview Academy
Welcome to Braeview Academy
Welcome to Braeview Academy

NPA Professional Theatre Preparation SCQF 6


Students will combine units in ‘Acting Skills’ and ‘Preparation for Audition’ in order to complete a National Progression Award in Professional Theatre Preparation.

Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding in the Performing Arts and broaden their practical experience through a range of practical activities and written evaluations. Units focus on practical music and drama skills and require commitment, good attendance and an ability to take responsibility for independent research/study.


Entrance Requirement

  • Drama National 5 pass at A/B or Higher level Drama pass.
  • Enthusiasm for drama, theatre and performing.

Regular attendance is also essential in order to participate and succeed in this course.


Course Content

In Class 

  • Investigation into the professional theatre and acting techniques.
  • (eg. Stanislavski/emotional recall technique.)
  • Pupils will develop specific skills relating to theatrical performance.  
  • They may also be given opportunities to work with current theatre practitioners.
  • Research and evaluation of ongoing practical work.
  • Within the course time pupils may also be offered the opportunity to prepare for and sit a London Academy of Music and Drama graded exam in acting which has the benefit of UCAS points.

At Home  

  • Research
  • Learning lines
  • Development of a personal folio and preparation for audition.



  • Internally assessed.
  • Practical Performance/Written unit assessments (essays).
  • There is no external exam. (Pass / Fail).



  • HNC or Degree level courses in Drama/Performance Professional Theatre.
  • This is an ideal course for those who wish to pursue a career in performance.

If you require any further information please contact Ms Hyslop in the Drama Dept.