Programmes & Projects

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We deliver a varied range of programmes for different learner groups, offering accreditation wherever possible. Having the chance to gain industry recognised qualifications in our non-formal learning environment raises imagination, skills and achievement.

Funded Programmes


A seminar exploring the current landscape within the West Midlands relating to Mental Health, Youth Offending and Education and consider how the arts and creative practice can strengthen partnerships to support young people.


A training programme aimed at building robust relationships in bringing together a cross section of organisations & practitioners to equip them with knowledge, skills, training and awareness to support their work with young people ‘at risk’.


BlueWhale bought together an ‘orchestra’ of young people, to produce mastered tracks for distribution on the radio. All participants gained the skills and knowledge to achieve a Level 2 Qualification Credit Framework Award in Music Technology.


Our Level Up Programme was developed to work with young people 18-24, and not currently in education or training, an insight into the music industry and a selection of different creative career paths available to them, whilst enabling them to achieve a recognised industry standard qualification. During the programme our students visited live music venues, had Q&A sessions with industry professionals and experimented with music making and graphic design skills.

Ongoing Programmes


A programme of creative activity and restorative mentoring for pupils who require re-engagement and some time away from main stream education.


For pupils who are predominantly at risk of exclusion or in need of an alternative learning environment. Pupils are provided with bespoke learning plans focussing on creative qualifications, work based learning and participation.


In conjunction with Birmingham Virtual School, we deliver Saturday Club and regular Holiday Clubs to engage students in digital media, creative craft, entrepreneurship, customer service and hair and beauty.