Music Performance

Providing you with the opportunity to develop your writing and performance skills with experienced industry professionals, you will build on your own personal and social identity as a successful recording artist / musician in today’s music industry.
Level 1 and 2 Music Performance
  • Song writing – professional recording sessions
  • Singing / rapping – music theory
  • Write and record a collection of songs to an industry standard
  • Learn how to earn a wage as an artist / songwriter
  • Develop effective song writing styles
  • Learn and apply studio recording techniques
  • Identify how to improve rehearsal performances
  • Prepare and perform a fifteen- minute set

You will gain the following qualification:

  • RSL Level 1 Extended Certificate For Music Practitioners (QCF)
  • RSL Level 2 Extended Certificate For Music Practitioners (QCF)
Level 3 Music Performance
  • Solo music performance
  • Music performance techniques
  • Sound and music industry
  • Working and developing as a musical ensemble
  • The music freelance world
  • World music and marketing
  • Music project AR
  • Sequencing systems and techniques
  • Plan and stage events that you will manage as part of a team

You will gain the following qualification:

  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Production and Performance
Developing your creative side, you will focus on writing, composing and arranging songs for recording and performing.

You will consider and question the social and cultural contexts of music performance, understanding recording contracts and generating your revenue. You will be introduced to music and the performance skills required to create good music.

Entry Requirements

Level 1: 0-2 GCSEs at any grade
Level 2: 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English (or equivalent)
Level 3: 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9 including English (or equivalent)
All of our courses are free for 16-18 year olds and 19-23 if the funding criteria is met, to discuss this further please email


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

I went to an afterschool club, which inspired me. Their funding was cut and there was nowhere for me to produce music and develop my talent. On the NXT CREATIVES programme I have become more confident, I have learnt networking skills and I am now certain that I have made the right decision to pursue my dreams and not get stuck in a job that I don’t want to do.

RohanFormer BCE Music Performance Student