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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New scheme to create tech skills for the future

 25 May 2018

A revolutionary scheme is underway in the region to bridge digital skills gaps and create the next generation of technology entrepreneurs.

Businesses and education providers have teamed up to carry out a study on the potential for a new incubation studio that would tackle vital skills shortages in emerging technology sectors, such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).  Gateshead College has secured £30,000 of funding for the project, which also involves Keighley College, Cumbria University, ESPA, Creative & Cultural Skills, North East-based tech firms, Sunderland Software City, Spearhead Interactive and PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre, a soon-to-be launched research and development facility for emerging technology and digital innovation. Together these organisations will investigate current skills gaps in the creative... read more

Woolwich: London’s latest creative hub

 24 April 2018

​Ian Shillito, Course Leader of Production Arts in London South East Colleges says that the recent creative developments in Woolwich offer a great opportunity for local students, but warns that education reforms could negatively impact the industry.


Students attend Portsmouth Guildhall’s fourth Creative Choices day

 26 February 2018

Portsmouth Guildhall offers advice and support to young people considering career opportunities in the creative economy at its most successful creative choices day yet.


NSA acheivements in 2017

 18 December 2017

As we reach the end of another year it's a good opportunity to look back and see what we've been able to achieve through our National Skills Academy network of education partners and industry supporters.