Exploring the Creatives

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Prepare for a career in the world of creative arts with BCE

This course is aimed at young people who have an EHCP, are working at or towards Entry Level 3, or who are not eligible for our Level 1 programmes.

You will do tasters in different subjects in the creative industries throughout the year, such as Music Production, Performing Arts, Media and Music Performance.

You will also complete a qualification in Social and Personal Development.

The course will prepare you to go onto a Level 1 course at BCT within any of the creative subjects that you have enjoyed. You will also study Maths and English so you can improve on your current attainment and broaden your progression opportunities.

You will have the chance to write your own music and record in a professional music studio, the opportunity to act in a professional theatre space, as well as trying out Media, Games Design and many other creative subjects.


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Entry Level 3 Exploring the Creative Arts

Entry Level 3 Exploring the Creative ArtsDuration: 1 Years

This course is for young people working at entry level 3/towards level 1, to develop social and personal skills, as well as explore interests in creative industry subjects such as performing arts/music, media and art; that will enable them to progress onto a mainstream level 1-2 course within the same industry.

On this course you will:

  • Get to use state of the art equipment
  • Work with fantastic specialist staff
  • Work in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Attend a wide range of enrichment activities including trips and guest speakers
  • A qualification in Social and personal development (Preparation for Adulthood)
  • Creative industry vocational tasters
  • Maths and English qualification at E3
  • Work related experiences
  • Progression routes onto L1/L2 BCT courses where appropriate
Qualification: NOCN Entry 3 –Level 1 (Diploma) Skills for employment, training and personal development.
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Entry Requirements: Must have the aptitude and ability to complete qualification specification (Main qualification) and assignments within the creative tasters.  Must be working towards Entry level 3 in English.
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All of our courses are free for 16-18 year olds and 19-23 if the funding criteria is met. To discuss this further, email: admissions@bigcreative.education

Why study with us?

Developing the best learning environments for students

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Learn from the best Professional tutors with extensive industry experience will teach you everything you need to know
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Develop your skills Equip yourself with the skills needed for in-demand jobs in the industry, working to real-world briefs
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State-of-the-Art The most up to date industry-standard equipment allows your ability to shine
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Proven success Many of our students progress into careers in London’s exciting creative economy or go on to study at top universities


Vocational success rate for Academy learners


of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University


of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy

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Ofsted Report

Big Creative Academy (BCA) is a 16 to 19 academy based in Walthamstow. The academy opened in September 2014 and offers study programmes for students aged 16 to 19 in subjects to prepare them primarily for further study or employment in the creative industries.

Teachers have very good subject knowledge and industrial experience, as well as strong commercial links with practitioners and employers; they use these effectively to help inspire students and provide a strongly vocational context to their development.

All staff work closely with students to help them overcome any barriers to learning, to assure their health and welfare, to maintain good behaviour and a positive work ethic; as a result, students feel safe and are able to achieve their potential.

To discuss course options with us,

email: ben.jolly@bigcreative.education or phone: 020 8498 3300

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