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Student Life

Student life within the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma is extremely busy and varied for all our students.

The course is extremely comprehensive, and is led by passionate and inspiring tutors who are experts in their industry.

Triplestar is an exciting and stimulating place to train in performing arts. As a diploma student, your typical day will run as follows:

09:15 Warm-up and a discussion on the focus for the day, led by your class tutor.
09:30 Attend three morning classes which contain practical and theory-based training elements.
13:00 Rest, eat, and re-energise during lunch.
14:00 Attend two practical afternoon classes, which may also include rehearsals for productions.
16:00 Student self-directed study, allowing further exploration of either the practical or theoretical course elements.


Triplestar has a relationship with several local accommodation providers. However, you may choose to find your own accommodation prior to commencing your course. It is also possible to commute from nearby cities such as Leeds, York, and Hull, all of which have excellent transport links served by bus routes directly outside our studios.


We provide on-site catering within our purpose-built studios, which has a maximum food hygiene rating of 5 from our local council. You will receive a balanced, nutritious diet which is vital when receiving such intensive training. Catering can be optionally included as part of a monthly subsidised payment meal plan, helping towards budgeting, and providing you with peace of mind.

Student welfare

You will receive support from a team of professionals throughout your training to ensure that your individual needs are met. We maintain safe practice in all our training, with regular advice from dieticians, physiotherapists, and other industry professionals. Our tutors are trained in performance psychology, peak performance, and coaching methods to further benefit your overall learning and achievement.

Student personal development

Meeting students’ personal development needs throughout their training is extremely important to us. There are many ways in which we achieve this; students participate in weekly tutorial sessions and 1-1 appointments to assist with any required individual education and career support. Regular individual course feedback and planning meetings help develop students’ academic and practical ability. For theoretical aspects of the course, there will be dedicated academic support staff available to offer guidance to students.

Triplestar College of Performing Arts provides learners with a succinct yearly learning and assessment plan, providing both formative and summative assessment. The plan gives you access to comprehensive feedbackto help ensure you reach your full potential at every stage of learning. Triplestar also utilises a variety of assessment methods to give our learners the most varied and appropriate advice and development opportunities.

Performance opportunities

Throughout training, we ensure that our students undertake a variety of performances specific to their discipline. As a student, this allows you to apply the practical skills and knowledge to grow as professionals, preparing for entry into industry. We are extremely committed to providing training which will give students the opportunity to put their learning and training into practice.