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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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.

The brave feat took place to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (Monday 4 – Friday 8 March). The Creative Apprenticeship programme is delivered by Sage Gateshead in partnership with leadership college Gateshead College. It gives young people a new, alternative route into the creative industries and is also a great way for employers to train up a young and diverse workforce with the right skills for the future. 100 apprentices have come through the scheme, since it was launched in 2008. Walking on the roof of Sage Gateshead were apprentices Holly Blythman and Emma Dowson and former apprentice Emma-Louise Gorman, who now works... read more

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.

Backstage Pass for Leadership Colleges

 28 August 2018

Being part of the National Skills Academy offers many opportunities, including the chance to give students hands-on industry experience. Programme Director Rob West went along to one of the annual Festival Side Stage visits to find out more about what happens on the day.

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.