Tools & resources

Investing in Work Based Learning

Work-based learning refers to all forms of learning that takes place in a real work environment. It provides individuals with the skills needed to successfully obtain and keep jobs and progress in their professional development.

Digital Design Career Zone

Get access to information and guidance from Bubble Jobs about the digital design sector and digital design careers.

A Manager’s Guide to Apprenticeships

The UK’s creative sector is the best in the world, but to ensure that it stays productive and innovative, we must ensure that the next generation can access creative careers.

Scene Change Report

Since 2014, the British Council have worked in collaboration with a diverse range of UK and Brazilian partners - connecting students and teachers in both countries to develop a dialogue around technical skills practice. Key findings from the first three years of the programme are highlighted in this report.

Apprenticeships for the Creative Industries

Rachael Holt, the Apprenticeships Delivery Leader at Salford City College explains more about what they offer.

Theatre Workforce Review

Workforce Review of the UK Offstage Theatre and Performing Arts Sector

The Working Internationally Regional Project

The aim of the WIRP is to develop the long-term capacity for regional and local museums and galleries to work internationally.

Apprenticeship standard: Learning and Participation Officer

As part of the larger apprenticeship reform programme, a group of employers have come together to develop a new apprenticeship standard for the role of 'Learning and Participation Officer'.

A Best Practice Guide to Apprenticeships, Internships and Volunteering

This booklet has been written by Creative & Cultural Skills to accompany Arts Council England's ambition to promote a diverse and skilled workforce in the cultural sector.

National Skills Academy Programme 2016-2017

Creative & Cultural Skills runs the National Skills Academy network of education partners and industry supporters to deliver programmes designed to improve the provision of skills and training in the creative and cultural industries.

Career Footsteps campaign

A campaign led by the Edge Foundation, Career Footsteps will connect schools and colleges with employers and professionals to inspire young people, broaden their career horizons and help them find their own path to success.

Free pensions tool: Get Ready

Support your employees to develop their knowledge about pensions and prepare for their financial future.

Creative Skills Initiative: young people pack

This pack includes details of what you will be doing as a Creative Skills Initiative participant.

Trailblazer apprenticeship for Creative Venue Technician

This is the third draft of the our trailblazer apprenticeship standard for the Creative Venue Technician apprenticeship (formerly known as Theatre Technician). We welcome feedback from industry members.

Creative Skills Initiative: employer pack

Get employers on board with the Creative Skills Initiative.

Creative Skills Initiative: college pack

The Creative Skills Initiative enhances the connection between education and the workplace. Get colleges involved.

Resources for running a business

Get the information and the expert advice to help start and develop your own business.

Digital Design Career Zone

Get access to information and guidance from Bubble Jobs about the digital design sector and digital design careers.

Standard Terms and Conditions for Grants: Northern Ireland

These standard terms and conditions for grants apply to all grant offers dated from 1 April 2015.

Guidance for Applicants: Northern Ireland

Access the Guidance for Applicants of the Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme

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