Pre Vocational Training


Students can further their study in Performing Arts at Jazzartuk and gain SQA accredited qualifications. 

Make your Dance & Drama qualifications count towards your university entry! 

Jazzartuk Performing Arts Training Scotland Dance Musical Theatre


Did you know that Jazzartuk was the nation’s first Independent Centre to offer Higher certification in Dance? 

Over the past 10 years of presenting students, we have achieved 100% A passes in all technical studies, with 80% of candidates gaining an A in the overall exam. 

We are not only recognised at a Centre of Excellence by the SQA but as a Model of Good Practice by HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate). 

Our teachers are all registered with the C.D.E.T (Council for Dance and Educational Training). 

Students completing this course, can not only go on to professional Performing Arts training but can use the edits gained towards their university or college application. 

SCQF Level 6 

This course provides opportunities for learners to be inspired and challenged by creating, demonstrating and appreciating dance. You will use knowledge and understanding of dance techniques and choreographic skills to inform practice and will also develop skills in appreciating dance practice and theatre arts. 

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but you will be expected to have experience in dance and performance. 

Higher Dance is made up of the following units:


Technical Skills 



(Individual units can also be studied. These include: Classical (Ballet) and Highland). 

Progression from Higher Dance can be on to further National Progression Awards in Performing Arts or into full-time study for a Higher National Certificate or Diploma. 

Units are internally assessed and you will extend and apply the skills you have learned during the course. This will be assessed through a performance of two technical solos and a practical activity in which you will create a group choreography and review the choreographic process. 

To develop a broad range of technical dance skills. 

To understand and apply knowledge of a range of choreographic skills to create a dance for a group. 

To work imaginatively and demonstrate creativity through problem solving, critical thinking, analysis and reflective practice.

To cooperate, support and work with others.

To consider how Theatre Arts can enhance a performance.

To develop knowledge, understanding and appreciation of dance practice. 

To evaluate your own work and the work of others. 


National Progression Award in Dance (SCQF Level 4) 

This qualification is mainly practical based, alongside elements of theory based work.  It offers students the opportunity to develop choreographic skills and two different styles of dance:

Classical (Ballet)

Jazz Dance

There are no specific entry requirements, however it is expected that you have an interest and some experience in Dance or Performing Arts. 

Most of the assessment is practical – students demonstrate basic dance technique, sequences and short studies. They also perform short dances which will be filmed. Students are additionally assessed on their understanding of the dance forms that they are learning. 

Progression from the N.P.A level 4 can be into Dance Units at Higher level or Higher dance (all at SCQF level 6). 

To gain an appropriate learning experience in Dance at a non-advanced level. 

To develop a range of appropriate practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to dance. 

To develop choreographic skills which will allow creative movement to evolve. 

To apply specific choreographic devices through tutor-led tasks and workshops. 

To develop critical thinking skills within the context of self-analysis. 

To take charge of your own learning and development. 

To experience live performances and broaden your experience of dance. 

To develop communication and interpersonal skills. 

The N.P.A Dance is a 120 hour programme of study and equates to a minimum of 3 credits. A minimum of 18 SCQF points are required to achieve the award. 


National Progression Award in Musical Theatre (SCQF Level 6) 

This qualification offers the student the opportunity to develop skills in the areas of Acting, Music and Dance – all in the context of Musical Theatre. The N.P.A also provides the specific skills, knowledge and resources that may be called upon when preparing for auditions for enter to Musical Theatre, Drama or Music courses and/or the Theatre or Performing Arts industry. 

There are no specific entry requirements but you should have performing skills broadly equivalent to SCQF level 4 to access this award. It would be beneficial if you had some previous experience of either Drama, Dance or Musical Theatre. 

This N.P.A will give the student a platform which could allow progression into further education and Diploma courses. 

The N.P.A in Musical Theatre is a  120 hour programme of study, which equates to a minimum of 3 credits. There is one mandatory unit and two other units should be selected from the optional section. 

Mandatory: Acting Through Song


Solo Singing Skills

Group Singing Skills

Group Dance Performance 

Preparation for Audition

To develop a range of skills associated with the triple discipline of Musical Theatre practice. 

To develop a range of appropriate skills in Voice, Movement and Acting. 

To develop skills for presentation at audition. 

To apply combined practical skills in audition format. 

To work in rehearsal and performance creatively. 

To develop self-education skills, enabling professional development. 

To develop the ability to work independently and in groups with a professional outlook.