Why study Events and Production Arts?

You will learn how to plan, organise and run various types of events, including Music Events, Charity Events, Community & Sports Events, Corporate and Business Events. You will work to secure funding for events, market and work with clients & sponsors to attract interest and promotional opportunities. The course is specifically designed for people who are looking to gain a career in areas such as promoting, events management, planning and production, venue management and marketing and PR.

Explore the world of branding by learning about the business environment, internet marketing and the importance of research within business in order to ensure your product reaches its target audience.Learn how to plan, organise and run various themed events including Music, Events, Charity, Community, Sports, Corporate and Business. You will learn to secure funding, research and plan to deliver successful and profitable showcases and events.

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Age Requirements
All BCE courses are for learners aged 16-18 as of 31 August 2017.

However, if you have a learning difficulty and/or disability with a valid Education and Healthcare Plan, you can study with us up to the age of 25.

Level 2

For those with a passion in organising and delivering outstanding showcases, workshops and public events, you will gain a complete insight into the event management and the workings of the music industry including responding to a range of client briefs.

What you will learn:

  • Organising a Music Event
  • Music Marketing and Promotion
  • Events Health and Safety
  • Careers in Events and Production Arts
Course entry requirements:

3 GCSEs at grade D or above (including English) or equivalent

Applicants who do not have a D in GCSE English must have Functional Skills English at Level 1.

Course duration and start date:

The course will begin in September 2017 and lasts for one year

What qualification(s) will I receive?

  • Rock School Level 2 Certificate in Live Events and Promotion Skills
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Developing Enterprise Skills

Learners with a grade D in GCSE English and/or Maths will complete a GCSE re-sit alongside their course.

Learners with a grade E or below in English and/or Maths will work towards achieving their Functional Skill qualification alongside their course.

Progression Opportunities

We would actively encourage you to progress onto one of our Level 3 programmes at Big Creative Academy. This will allow you to further develop your creative skills and continue to focus on your English and/or Maths.

Alternatively, if you have five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and Maths) then you can progress onto one of our BCE Apprenticeship programmes.

You also have the option to progress into employment.

Will I receive support throughout my course?

At Big Creative Education, we pride ourselves on offering support to all of our young people throughout their programme.

We have a number of learners who have a range of support needs from specific learning difficulties, or autistic spectrum disorders to mental health conditions, amongst others. If you currently have a valid Education and Health Care Plan or a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA), you will be entitled to government funded support from your local authority to ensure we help you achieve the best from your learning.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of learning support, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren (Entry Level to Level 2) or Shayne (Level 3) on 020 8498 3300.

For more information about the support we offer to learners please click here

How will I be taught and assessed?

All of our courses are vocational which means they are designed to compliment learners with a visual and kinaesthetic learning style.

As a result, you will be assessed via a range of both practical and written assignments.

What happens after I submit an Application?

Once you have submitted your application online, you will be contacted via post and email with an interview appointment. Our interview evenings happen on a monthly basis so you will never wait more than 30 days for an appointment.

Your interview is an opportunity for you to showcase and discuss your creative skill set with our industry professional tutors. We actively encourage applicants to attend their interviews with either a portfolio of work (if you have it) or an audition piece (if you’re applying for Music Performance or Performing Arts).

At the end of your interview you will receive a conditional offer for September subject to achieving the entry criteria. This will also be confirmed in writing so you have something to keep as a reminder.