Education partners updates

From live briefs to industry workshops, we have a range of projects on offer for our education partners. Get updated on the latest projects here and how to get involved.

Apprenticeship Information Events

, 15 August 2017

Spread the word to employers in your area about our information events or be prepared to come along and meet employers who may be in need of your services, in their organisation.


Creative Education Forum 2017

, 31 July 2017

The 2017 Creative Education Forum will be hosted by Gateshead College on Thursday 19th October.


Arts Award support

, 27 January 2017

Don't miss out on FREE support sessions in February and March


Design Museum Student Design Competition 2016/17

, 28 June 2016

Design Museum and Creative & Cultural Skills are pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity for students in the National Skills Academy to design to the theme of 'Making Design Work for Us'.



Welsh National Opera Live Brief

, 12 April 2016

Welsh National Opera and Creative & Cultural Skills are pleased to offer this opportunity for students in the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural. Students are invited to present a Stage design, which will be judged by Welsh National Opera in the autumn 2016.


MOVE IT 2016 – UK’s biggest Dance Event

, 24 February 2016

Work Experience Opportunities for 18+

Classes & Theatres Stewarding / Running & Stage Management / Tickets & Merchandise Sales Staff / Customer Service


Building a Creative Nation: Tutor CPD Event - Autumn 2016

, 12 February 2016

How to create industry links and work placements to support the creative arts curriculum


Roald Dahl 2016

, 27 January 2016

National Theatre Wales and Creative & Cultural Skills are pleased to offer this opportunity for students in the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural. The following brief is based on the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth which is being celebrated across the UK in 2016.


Creative & Cultural Skills: LIVE PERFORMANCE CALL OUT

, 30 November 2015

Creative & Cultural Skills are looking for young bands musicians and performers (aged 14 - 24) to be part of our National Conference and 2016 Awards Dinner.


TheatreCraft Digital Communications Work Experience Opportunity

, 18 September 2015

Join the Digital Communications Team @TheatreCraft 2015!


UFest London Festival 2015

, 17 September 2015

70 Production, Stage and Technical Crew Opportunities for volunteers at London’s newest culture festival on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


A Communication Guide for our Education Partners

, 18 August 2015

This Communication Guide for our Education Partners provides you with all the relevant information needed to make use of our online channels, to help promote your activities and opportunities and to keep you informed of all our offers.


Design Museum’s “CHANGING LIVES”: Sign up to the design challenge!

, 14 August 2015

Creative & Cultural Skills, in partnership with Design Museum, call for those passionate about innovative design to join the competition: Changing Lives: Travel, Migration, Mobility for 14-19 year olds.


Royal Opera House 2015/16 Design Challenge CPD (15 September 2015)

, 13 August 2015

The Royal Opera House has launched the sixth Design Challenge based around the Verdi opera 'La Traviata'.


Tutor Hacks: what is on your mind…...

, 12 August 2015

A Tutor Hack is part CPD and part creative collaboration between tutors, with an insight from the sector.

To propose a Tutor Hack, please complete the below form, and we will work with you to produce the event and bring in external partners to give insights and resource.


Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love 2016 Design Challenge

, 28 July 2015

Creative & Cultural Skills, in partnership with Southbank Centre, are looking for young designers, artists and makers (aged 14 - ­21) to be part of the Festival of Love Design Challenge.


2016 Tutor: Building a Creative Nation Event

, 9 July 2015

The second Tutor training and delivery event will be on Friday 22 April 2016. This is an annual event for member tutors to source and share new creative delivery methods.


Re-imagine La Traviata digitally

, 9 July 2015

We will be running an additional strand of the Design Challenge with our partners in Brazil (as part of the British Council's ‘Scene Change’ project)


Production Days and Summer Festival Placements

, 9 July 2015

This summer 102 students will have attended 10 Festivals, with the introduction of new places in technical and Artist Liaison roles.


The Sunday Times Festival of Education 2015

, 9 July 2015

For the second year we programmed The Social, bringing together new talent from across our college network.


National Theatre Connections 500: apply by 8 July

, 25 June 2015

In 2016, the National Theatre’s Connections festival turns 21 and to celebrate they are looking for 500 secondary schools, colleges and youth theatres to take part in the biggest Connections festival to date. Don’t miss out on the chance for your students to perform at the National Theatre.


Youth Production Network Tour

, 18 June 2015

We are pleased to be promoting the upcoming tour by the Production Youth Network allowing students to gain skills in presenting a concert in their college


Tutor Hack: Study Programme Work Experience

, 17 June 2015

Employability comes from a student’s interaction with their chosen sector during their training, and work experience happens from the moment they enrol on a course. Now is the time to ensure the Study Programme work experience specification matches the realities of the creative industries.


The National Video Archive of Performance

, 26 May 2015

With over 100 plays being performed and studied in our College network, we are often at a loss when a production either does not tour to your region or can’t be licensed for performance in your college.


Join us at the Southbank Centre for Careers in the Arts: 14 October 2015

, 26 May 2015

Creative & Cultural Skills are working in partnership with Southbank Centre to host over 90 one to one micro-mentoring sessions at this iconic riverside venue.


BBC Introducing ‘un-plugged’ project

, 20 May 2015

We are expanding the project to gradually include all of our member colleges, and this Autumn will be including CPD for those taking part.


Summer Festival Placements

, 6 May 2015

Festival Republic, Live Nation and the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural will be providing a total of 12 work experience placements for 18+ students in the Artist Liaison and Production teams of major festivals this summer.


The Curious Incident Design Challenge links up the UK

, 27 April 2015

Via a live web chat, over 50 students from partner colleges across the country gained advice from the National Theatre creative team for their Curious Incident Design Challenge entries.


Summer Festival Stage Side Days

, 24 April 2015

This summer Skills Academy colleges will be visiting the country's leading Festivals to gain insights into the production process


Fun Palaces

, 7 April 2015

A Fun Palace is created by the community for the community, and this year could link your work to the creative heart of your town.


The Advantage Training - access a FREE webinar

, 19 March 2015

Give your learners 'The Advantage' and a business opportunity for your college.


Southbank Centre call for Young Entrepreneurs

, 16 March 2015

Southbank Centre Strive Festival calls for UK's hottest creative talent: Live brief opportunity for young creative entrepreneurs to showcase their work at this prestigious international event.


Madama Butterfly Design Challenge Finalists announced

, 20 February 2015

The Royal Opera House team have judged over 450 entries, and announce 48 entries to be exhibited as part of the Schools' matinee on 27 March.


Interested in hosting an AA2A placement to support employability?

, 18 February 2015

AA2A are inviting Skills Academy members to register an interest in hosting an 'Artists Access to Art Colleges' scheme from October 2015.


Creative Training and Delivery Conference (17 April)

, 16 February 2015

Booking has opened for the Creative & Cultural Skills education partner 'Creative Training and Delivery Conference'.


Nominations open for VQ Awards

, 15 February 2015

The creative sector relies upon the best vocational training, and here is your chance to nominate the partners that make it all possible


Design Museum: Your Studio free and discounted places

, 3 February 2015

50 per cent or more off Your Studio Design Workshops and Hacks at the Design Museum for members bringing two groups of 15 or more students on the same day.


The Advantage Training (4 and 5 March) - Education Membership discount

, 3 February 2015

Give your students the Advantage and a business opportunity for you. 4 and 5 March




National Theatre Curious Incident Design Challenge

, 22 December 2014

To celebrate the first ever UK and Ireland Tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, the design team from this acclaimed production; Paule Constable (Lighting Designer), Bunny Christie (Set/Costume Designer), Finn Ross (Video Designer) and Ian Dickinson (Sound Designer), are setting a Design Challenge that aims to replicate the professional process they went through.


Good Times In The Park

, 18 August 2014

Targeted at London students


Enter: 14-19 Student Design Competition with the Design Museum

, 21 July 2014

FOUNDER COLLEGES: We are running a 14-19 Student Design Competition in partnership with the Design Museum and Shape Arts. The competition theme is: surprise. Please put your students forward.


Next BRIT Thing

, 16 July 2014

The Big Music Project is looking for all talented musicians and performers right across the UK that believe they have what it takes to be crowned the Next BRIT Thing.


Royal Opera House Design Challenge 2014/15 application form

, 26 June 2014

I'm pleased to announce the theme of 2014/2015 Royal Opera House Design Challenge will be Madame Butterfly.


Summer Production Days 2014

, 21 May 2014

Exclusive opportunity for our Founder College member students


Artist Liaison Placements: Summer 2014

, 21 May 2014

Interested in being part of the major festivals?


The essential introduction to World Class Crewing led by Simon Lovelace

, 21 May 2014

The course does what it says on the tin!

Would your students be interested in attending this course?


Design Museum CPD for Tutors

, 19 May 2014

A one-day professional development course (CPD) for FE Tutors.


Sign students up for events insight and runner opportunities

, 2 April 2014

Would your students be interested in gaining an insight into event management and/or become a runner for a day?


Nominate your staff for the Creative & Cultural Skills Tutor of the Year Award

, 21 January 2014

Tutors inspire, mentor and teach the next generation of creatives. We would like you to help us celebrate their success. We are taking nominations until Thursday 13 February.


JOAN +: War of the Stages. Book your college in

, 15 January 2014

JOAN +: War of the Stages. Creative & Cultural Skills and the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama will be working in partnership to create a national performance opportunity of Oh What a Lovely War. Book your tutors onto the 15 March event.


Design brief: Students invited to design certificate for Employer Awards

, 10 January 2014

UK ART & DESIGN DEPARTMENTS: Entries are open for your students to design a certificate to be presented to employers at our awards ceremony.


Enter our Student Design Award

, 13 December 2013

UK ART & DESIGN DEPARTMENTS: Tell your students to submit an entry to our Design Award, part of the Creative & Cultural Employer Awards.


Museum volunteering programme seeks young jobseekers

, 10 December 2013

UK COLLEGES: Let young jobseekers in your network know about the Inspiring Futures: Volunteering for Wellbeing programme.


























JOAN+ Drama and Heritage project : Register your interest

, 20 August 2013

Put on a production of Oh What A Lovely War and be part of a national arts and heritage project.


Steering Groups

, 20 August 2013

Steering Groups are your chance to drive programme forwards.


The Workshop

, 19 August 2013

Mark Pearce's work on online educational communities inspired Creative & Cultural Skills for our next big campaign.




Artsmark: Register for the Artsmark award now

, 28 May 2013

ENGLAND COLLEGES: The Artsmark application form is now live


Royal Opera House: Sleeping Beauty Design Challenge launches

, 20 May 2013

Put the dates for the upcoming Royal Opera House: Sleeping Beauty Design Challenge in your diary.


Can you offer anything for the CreateConnect scheme?

, 7 May 2013

UK COLLEGES: Use the attached form and e-leaflet to help us get local benefits relevant to your students


Creative Choices (Begins September 2013)

, 18 April 2013

UK COLLEGES: Host or partner with industry to deliver an event, and forge links with local schools.



National Art & Design Saturday Clubs

, 18 January 2013

Founder Colleges inspire future students through National Art and Design Saturday Clubs