With support from our Skills Academy network of education and training providers and industry supporters, we deliver programmes designed to improve the provision of skills and training in the creative and cultural industries.

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National Skills Academy FE Leadership Summit 2019

 31 October 2019

Southwark College were this year's hosts of our annual summit for members of our National Skills Academy which took place on 24 – 25 October.

Two days of debate and activity confirmed the broad objectives of the network which seeks to support colleges in equipping FE students with the skills the sector is looking for, as well as exclusive CPD training for staff.  The group of senior leaders from FE discussed key themes such as skills gaps in the creative industries, equality and diversity, and developing the creative curriculum. Industry input came from the National Theatre who introduced their Smart Caption Glasses to the group; Arts Council England who shared their findings on diversity; and the education team from Wicked the Musical who also organised a visit... read more

Colleges invited to sign up to this year’s Make Art Not War project

 11 October 2019

14-18 NOW was a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. Make Art Not War is a legacy of that programme and is aimed at encouraging young people to nurture essential creative skills including self-awareness, curiosity, imagination and their own voice.

Apprentices on top of the world at Sage Gateshead!

 7 March 2019

Creative apprentices in the North East are experiencing all aspects of working at cultural venues, including walking on the roof of one of the country’s most iconic buildings – Sage Gateshead.

NSA Leadership College Film and TV students excel

 17 September 2018

Belfast Metropolitan College offers a range of courses in Film, TV and Animation. Year one and two HND Film and TV Students have continued their excellent 17/18 form with a successful summer across festivals, competitions, training, and employment.