Continuing Professional Development

Throughout the year there will be a series of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for staff from our education partner network.

Image: (c) James Fletcher
Image: (c) James Fletcher

Tutor Hacks

Facilitated by Creative & Cultural Skills, education partners can host a meeting with other Skills Academy partners to explore key issues in curriculum delivery and learn how other members are approaching them. Recent topics have included work placements and work experience.

Creative Education Forum: Autumn 2016

Hosted by a member of the Skills Academy network, this event provides an opportunity for all education partners to come together to learn from each other’s best practice and experience.

Following the model for our event in April 2016, hosted by Cardiff and Vale College, key speakers will ensure all colleges hear the same key messages from Government and industry. The day will also provide opportunities for tutors to explore, in depth, key areas of concern.

For more information or to book your place at this event, please click here.

Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference: March 2017

Bringing together leaders from across the creative industries and education for a day of inspiration, networking and best practice at our National Conference. Choose breakout sessions to get inspired and informed about issues relating to the creative industries and education.

For more information about CPD, check the education updates or email

Education partner updates

Robert West

 31 October 2019

National Skills Academy FE Leadership Summit 2019

Sarah Laverty

 11 October 2019

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

Up to 25 colleges can sign up

Sarah Laverty

 7 March 2019

Apprentices on top of the world at Sage Gateshead!

Belfast Metropolitan College photo

,  17 September 2018

NSA Leadership College Film and TV students excel

Belfast Met students winning in their field

Robert West photo

,  28 August 2018

Backstage Pass for Leadership Colleges

Gateshead College photo

,  25 May 2018

New scheme to create tech skills for the future

London South East Colleges - no photo available

London South East Colleges,  24 April 2018

Woolwich: London’s latest creative hub

The creative industries have arrived in Woolwich

Sarah Laverty

 26 February 2018

Students attend Portsmouth Guildhall’s fourth Creative Choices day

Creative Choices in Portsmouth

Robert West

 18 December 2017

NSA acheivements in 2017

What a year it has been!

Sarah Wingett

 8 November 2017

Creative Digital Careers Infographics

Take a look at Leytonstone School's findings

Leadership Colleges