For Students wanting a Full-Degree Level Qualification

All course qualifications are recognized nationally by the ‘National Qualification Framework’ (NQF) for their equivalent learning level to that of UK Degrees.

(Targeted at Students with a HNC/HND/Level 4 Diploma in a Performance subject)


It is common these days for higher education establishments such as drama/dance colleges and universities to offer aspiring performers courses that do not allow them to reach a full degree level 6. Once the course is completed, often students find themselves unable to progress onto their establishment of study's full degree course, this is usually due to intake numbers. Is this you?

Do you have any of the following Qualifications? :

  • Higher National Certificate (HNC/Level 4)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND/Level 5)
  • Performance Diploma (ATCL/ Lamda/Level 4&5)

If you have any of the above qualifications in subject areas listed below & are looking to complete your qualification to a full degree level (level 6) The Aelfa Academy Of Dramatic Arts can help. Take a look:

  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Drama & Speech
  • Musical Theatre
  • Performance Arts
  • Theatre Studies

Due to the staggered nature that our 'Full Degree Level' course qualifies itself, an individual with a level 4 and 5 can apply/audition to join our 2nd year company of students.

To 'Top-Up' your present qualification you will sit the Advanced: Professional Acting & Performance, awarded and validated by Trinity College London. On graduation from Aelfa Academy of Dramatic Arts you will then attend a full graduation ceremony at Trinity College London alongside Trinity Laban students.

Aelfa will not be accepting applications for training courses for 2018/20
For 'Professional Performers/Actors' interested in Agency Representation or Production work with Aelfa Century Theatre Company - please email CV & Headshot to