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How creating a drama provides a platform into HE

Playing Up is a programme, run by the National Youth Theatre, for young people deemed to be “at risk” and not in education employment or training. The aim is to widen participation in education in order to increase opportunities for young people in the arts. Students study for an OCN London Access to HE Diploma in Theatre Arts. Now in its seventh year the programme has achieved a 98 per cent pass rate and over 75 per cent of students progress on to higher education or employment.


Playing Up – National Youth Theatre