HIGHER EDUCATION

higher education

Sysco, through its Collaborative Partnership with The City of Liverpool College, currently offers two Higher Education programmes: the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre), with the opportunity to progress onto a Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre). Both of these programmes are delivered at our Performing Arts Campus, based at Jelli Studios on Edge Lane, Liverpool.

The Level 4 and, subsequently, Level 5 programmes are designed to allow for students’ progression into a number of Performing Arts related opportunities; whether that should be into a top up programme leading towards a full Degree qualification, or employment opportunities within the industry.

Our collaborative partner, The City of Liverpool College, offers a one-year top-up qualification which leads to BA (Hons) Performing Arts with either acting, dance or musical theatre pathways. The course is validated by the Open University and is an excellent opportunity for HND students to continue their Higher Education studies in Performing Arts.

BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of Optional units. The HNC Programme consists of 8 units at Level 4, each of 15 credits, with a Total Qualification Time on the Programme of 1,200 hours and Total Guided Learning of 480 hours.


Sysco offers the Musical Theatre pathway for its Higher National Certificate programme.

BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)

Entry onto the HND in Performing Arts is dependent on the completion of the 120 credits delivered as part of the HNC programme. This is a pre-requisite for any student looking to complete the Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts, although grades achieved as part of the Higher National Certificate will not count towards the overall grade achieved on the HND. The Qualification Credit Value is therefore summarised as below;


  • • A minimum of 240 credits, of which 120 credits are at Level 5, and 120 credits are at Level 4 and usually attained via the HNC.

Sysco offers the Musical Theatre pathway for its Higher National Diploma programme. Further HE programme details can be found in the Course Documents section above.