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LAMDA Group Acting: Entry Grade

Course Code:PL1826F

Spaces:9 spaces left

Centre:The Bourne Academy

This course will prepare you to take a LAMDA Group Introductory Examination. The course is designed to develop confidence, and basic communication skills in a group setting.

What the course is about

The LAMDA Group Introductory Stage One Examination is designed to develop confidence and introduce Learners to basic communication skills in a group setting. Learners will work towards speaking one poem from memory, audibly and clearly, demonstrating an appreciation of meaning, and play a drama game with the Examiner. 

Learners will be required to: 

  • learn the words of a poem and recite them aloud as a group 

  • respond to a stimulus in a drama game 

  • develop skills in voice and diction 

  • respond to simple instructions in a drama game 

  • interact as a group 

All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course. 

Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people. 

Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience. 

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course. 

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no pre-course information sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course. 

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course. 

If you choose to and with the support of your tutor you will take The LAMDA Group Introductory Stage One Examination at our local Lamda centre. 

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This course is for learners who wish to develop their confidence and their speech and communication skills in a group setting. An interest in acting and exploring performance through voice and movement is essential! 

Materials and costs

You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder. 

During the first session your tutor may discuss additional materials to bring if possible. 

Next Step

Other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers. 

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.

Places on courses: many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you will be required to do significant study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at centres: parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website

Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to

If you have any accessibility or disability issues that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Course Details

Start Date15 April 2024

LocationHadow Road, Bournemouth, BH10 5HS


Time18:30 - 20:30

Duration12 weeks

SubjectPerforming Arts and Creative Writing


Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £156. Concessions £78.

PL, PS and PM courses can be paid for upfront in full, with an Instalment Plan, or upfront discounted with our concessionary fee. Find out more about our concessionary discount here.


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