About Big Creative Education

Big Creative Education is located in London, England. Established in 1999, BCE is for students aged 16 to 24* who want to pursue a career in music, media, gaming, events, film/TV or performing arts. Our mission is to transform the lives of young people through inspirational teaching, and by providing exceptional access to career opportunities in the creative industries. We want all learners to develop their creativity & progress on to a career in the UK’s fastest growing sector

BCE operate under three separate organisations known as Big Creative Training, Big Creative Academy and Big Creative Independent School.

To view our policies and procedures please visit www.bcepolicies.com

Full Time courses offered from Level 1, 2 and 3 as well as Apprenticeships

It has been a great year at Big Creative Training with high levels of achievement from our students across all subject areas as well as maths & english. We are also proud to report record levels of our students progressing to Big Creative Academy for further study with BCE as well as many starting exciting careers, apprenticeships and university courses. All of these achievements were reflected in our Ofsted report published in April 2017 stating that we are ‘good’ in all areas.

We are very excited for the coming year and are happy to bring you our latest course offers from our Uplands House Campus where we have upgraded our Gaming & Media suites, Recording Studio and Practice Room. 2018 will also see the launch of the new Creative Works at 7 Blackhorse Lane to support Apprenticeship & Intern opportunities for BCE students.

We look forward to welcoming you and hope you choose to begin your creative career with us.

                                                                                                                                Alexis Michaelides
                                                                                                                                 Managing Director

Full Time courses offered at Level 2 and 3

I am thrilled to be leading such an innovative and professional team here at Big Creative Academy. We provide world class education to our learners in a teaching and learning environment that is inspiring, stimulating and promotes positive wellbeing and academic achievement.

Our learners study with us to develop new skills and grow their career, go on to higher education or the world of work. We aim to meet their needs by providing a diverse range of creative qualifications that respond to learner and employer needs. We use innovative teaching methods and training on industry standard equipment to ensure studying at the Academy is motivating and challenging.

Underpinning vocational and academic training is the Academy’s focus on wellbeing and enterprise. All of our learners follow a programme of personal development, teaching British values and social ethics. Learners also study enterprise with high profile employers from the creative sectors to promote employability skills.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring all of our young people achieve their full potential through individualised support and pastoral care. I hope that you share our vision in re-imaging education and become part of our success story here at the Big Creative Academy. I look forward to meeting you all.

Sacha Corcoran MBE
Principal, Big Creative Academy


Term Dates 2019-20

Monday 9 September 2019 – Friday 20 December 2019

  • Half term: Monday 21 October 2019 – Friday 25 October 2019
  • Xmas hols: Monday 23 December 2019 – Friday 3 January 2020

Monday 6 January 2020 – Friday 3 April 2020

  • Half term: Monday 17 February 2020 – Friday 21 February 2020
  • Easter hols: Monday 6 April 2020 – Friday 17 April 2020

Monday 20 April – Friday 17 July 2020

  • Half term: Monday 25 May 2020 – Friday 29 May 2020
  • Summer hols: Monday 20 July 2020 – Friday 14 August 2020

Academy Calendar 2019-20