Performing Arts for learners with learning difficulties and or disabilities

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Course code:PV1502F

This great performing arts course is specially designed for adults with learning disabilities and will develop your creativity, increase your imagination, introduce you to performing techniques and build your confidence whilst having fun!

When and where


From 25 Apr 2024 to 04 Jul 2024
Thu 18:00-20:00

10 weeks

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25 Apr 2024

18:00 to 20:00

02 May 2024

18:00 to 20:00

09 May 2024

18:00 to 20:00

16 May 2024

18:00 to 20:00

23 May 2024

18:00 to 20:00

06 Jun 2024

18:00 to 20:00

13 Jun 2024

18:00 to 20:00

20 Jun 2024

18:00 to 20:00

27 Jun 2024

18:00 to 20:00

04 Jul 2024

18:00 to 20:00


Kinson Community Centre

Pelhams Park, Millhams Road
BH10 7LH


Fees and concessions

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.


Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>Throughout this 10-session course you will be guided through a range of performance skills through drama games, improvisation, movement and use of voice.</p>

<p>We will look at the different aspects of performance and acting and work towards an end of course group performance piece.</p>

<p>Each week we will approach a range of new skills within theatre looking at:</p>

<li>movement and space</li>
<li>character development</li>
<li>creating and working as an ensemble</li>
<li>utilizing the voice</li>

<p>This will be a fun and active course and a great way to build confidence, develop social skills and improve health and wellbeing through group performance.</p>

<p>You should aim to wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear, as there will be weekly movement-based activities.</p>

<p>Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community.</p>

<p>Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.</p>

<p>Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.</p>

<p>This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.</p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>There are no pre-course admission sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course.</p>

<p>This course is specifically designed for adults who have a mild to moderate learning disability.</p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course.</p>

<p>There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.<br />

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>This course is specifically designed for adults who have a mild to moderate learning disability and may be particularly helpful to those who are working towards gaining independent living skills or when a qualification course is not the right option.</p>

<p>You will need to consider the level of support you may need during the sessions as the course will have one tutor and may have one learning support assistant.This means that one-to-one support may be limited to ensure that everyone gets the help they need. However, we do provide a limited number of spaces so that your carer or support worker can also attend the course with you, should you require. Please inform us when enrolling if you intend to bring your own support so we can accommodate them.</p>

<p>You do not need any previous experience in the subject but should have an interest in your own potential and what life has to offer. You will need to be prepared to take an active part in the sessions and to work in a group setting.</p>

Materials and costs

<p>Please bring a drink of water.</p>

<p>You will need to wear suitable, comfortable clothing to allow you to move freely. You are also required to wear sensible shoes e.g. trainers.</p>

<p>You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder.</p>

Next Step

<p>Following the successful completion of this course, other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.</p>

Additional information

<p><strong>English, maths and computing skills:</strong> all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.<br />
<strong>Refunds:</strong> please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website <a href=""></a> or in our brochure.<br />
<strong>Attendance:</strong> before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.<br />
<strong>Places on courses:</strong> many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.<br />
<strong>Fully funded learners:</strong> if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.<br />
<strong>Home study:</strong> you willbe required to do significantstudy at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.<br />
<strong>Proof of identity:</strong> please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.<br />
<strong>Off-site activities:</strong> with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.<br />
<strong>Parking at centres:</strong> parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Refreshments:</strong> tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Unspent Criminal Convictions</strong> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href=""></a>.<br />
If you have any <strong>accessibility or disability issues</strong> that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail <a href=""></a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.</p>