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Drama (Level 3) Diploma

Distance Learning Course, featuring tutor support and AI assistance, available online or as a study pack option.

Open Learning College


£365 inc VAT
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Reading material - PDF/e-book, slides, article/plain text
200 hours · Self-paced
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12 months
No formal qualification
  • QLS & OPA - Free
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
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Embark on a transformative learning journey with the UK’s most innovative home study provider, offering courses designed to unlock your true potential and facilitate the career change you desire. Access our distance learning courses directly from anywhere, anytime, and acquire industry-recognised Professional Qualifications essential for advancing in your career.

Specifically, explore the flexible and convenient Drama (Level 3) course, an ideal way to gain a diploma qualification. Whether you aim for further education, improved job prospects, or expanded knowledge, this comprehensive course allows you to prepare thoroughly for exams or careers through home study. Plus, it’s structured to be accessible and beneficial even if you have no prior knowledge in Drama.

A play is a story written by a playwright to show the development of a situation and its outcome. Each module deals with a different play in some detail and includes technical information relating to production of a play, use of a stage, lighting, costume, setting etc. Every play examples a different genre of drama and offers insight into different techniques in the style of writing and production.

More and more technical and literary detail is added as the student progresses through the modules so that by the end the learner will have a comprehensive view of the production of drama, from writing through to characterisation to the final, completed play on stage.

Each module contains student tasks within the text and ends with a self-assessment exercise so that the learner can assess his/her knowledge.




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Open Learning College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

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1. You will receive your accreditation directly from QLS, once you have successfully completed your course (certification fees are included in the course fee).

2. You will receive the Open Pathway Accreditation Diploma (OPA.dip) from Open Learning College.

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  • Drama Level 3 (QLS) Course -


What Will You Learn?

  • In the Drama course, you'll delve into various facets of theatrical performance and storytelling.
  • You'll explore acting techniques, script analysis, and character development to enhance your skills as a performer.
  • This course delves into the nuances of stagecraft, including understanding the elements of stage design, lighting, and sound, crucial for immersive performances.
  • Additionally, you'll learn the intricacies of interpreting and portraying diverse characters, honing your ability to express emotions and narratives effectively on stage.
  • Moreover, you'll engage in practical exercises and performances, refining your acting abilities and gaining a deeper understanding of the dramatic arts.

Who is this course for?

  • The Drama course caters to aspiring actors, theatre enthusiasts, and individuals passionate about honing their performance skills.
  • It's tailored for those seeking a comprehensive understanding of acting techniques, script analysis, and character development.
  • This course is ideal for drama students, theatre hobbyists, or anyone interested in exploring the art of dramatic performance and storytelling.
  • Whether you're aiming for a career in acting or simply want to enrich your understanding and practical experience in theatre arts, this course offers a platform to delve into the world of drama.


  • The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Drama (Level 3) and would like to take part in a highly rewarding distance learning study course.
  • We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
  • You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Career path

Drama therapists use performance arts to provide a safe environment to help people explore, address and deal with a range of personal and social difficulties

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.