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Level 4+

UAL Professional Diploma in Performance | Level 4


The course is intended as a professional foundation in performance practices and will provide you with an opportunity to stretch and refine your practical skills ready for your next step in to training or industry. It is available as a one-year full-time course giving access into employment,and will open up the possibility of further progression to university. It could also be of interest to those in industry wanting a recognised qualification in line with their experience. With each timetable designed in discussion with individual students, you can access specialist classes across various pathways in both theatre and music to maximise your skills and develop new ones ready for your next step, culminating in performance opportunities in one of our four on-site venues and further afield.

This course features;

  • Industry-standard facilities
  • Collaborative working
  • Flexible learning programme
  • Specialist training


Qualifications required

To start at this level, you need to have successfully completed a related Extended Diploma or equivalent (A-Levels).

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


If you want to find out more about what Northbrook College has to offer why not join us at our next open day.
Visit our one of our specialist campuses to see our industry-standard facilities and meet our expert tutors.