Stepping Up Course

Duration: 3 months

The past three months have awoken a hope, passion and motivation in me I never knew I had. Your positivity is infectious and I know the happiness I have found is owed to you…I really see you two as mentors and I will treasure the lessons you have taught me forever.” Stepping Upper 2021

Stepping Up is a three month drama and leadership training programme, run by National Youth Theatre in partnership with The JGA Group. It offers participants the opportunity to gain an ‘OCN London Region’ Level 2 Certificate in Progression.

The programme is for 16-25 year olds who aren’t currently in work or education. The course focuses on performance skills such as movement, voice, devising, and performing. There is a personal development element to the course and the focus of this will differ depending on the pathway you choose to specialise in.

Applications are currently closed but will reopen in the Spring for September – December 2022 applicants.

Choose from either an Acting or Leadership pathway:

Acting Pathway (2.5 days a week on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
For those who do not yet have a level 3 qualification, or who are new to performing or who want to increase their confidence or be considered for Playing Up in 2022. The personal development units include building self-confidence and study skills along side the practical theatre units.

Leadership Pathway – (2.5 days a week on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
For those who may already hold a level 2 or 3 qualification, or who have experience undertaken theatre or applied theatre projects in the past and have an interest in becoming facilitators in the future. This course is for those who want to increase their knowledge of planning and delivering drama workshops. The personal development units include equality and leadership study skills along side the practical theatre units.

The course is primarily for young people who are not in education, secure employment or training or those who have missed out on gaining level 2 or level 3 qualifications at school or college.

You are eligible for a funded place if you are:

  • 16 – 25 years old
  • Live in London

AND You are unemployed and in receipt of benefits.
OR You do not yet hold a full level 2 qualification.

Find out more and apply on the NYT website