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The programmes aims to help young people to build confidence, self-belief, teamwork, resilience and communication skills.

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

9 October 2019

Last year Creative & Cultural Skills worked with major cultural programme 14-18 NOW to deliver Make Art Not War, in which students in National Skills Academy FE Leadership Colleges were asked to respond to the provocation ‘What does peace mean to you?’ In the second stage of the programme all colleges UK-wide are welcome to take part.






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Help shape the standards for Sound Recording and Music Technology

19 September 2019

ScreenSkills is leading a review of the National Occupational Standards for Sound Recording and Music Technology. Recording artists, producers, sound technicians and anyone else with specialism in sound technology are invited to workshops across the UK to help shape best practice.




New ‘Pathfinder’ school opens in Cardiff

23 July 2019

Sarah Hughes, Head of Skills Academy Wales, attended the opening of Cardiff West Community High School. Through a contract with Cardiff Council, Creative & Cultural Skills acts as a ‘Cultural Broker’ for the school, developing opportunities through the Cardiff Creative Education Partnership.



Young people on the Cultural Ambition project have spent their traineeships at St Fagans.

Cultural Ambition partner named Museum of the Year

8 July 2019

St Fagans National Museum of History in South Wales has been named the UK’s Museum of the Year. The museum, which is also a participant in the Cultural Ambition programme, receives not only the prestigious title, but £100,000 prize money.


Sandra Dartnell spoke about 'Making Apprenticeships Work' at the Festival of Making in Blackburn on 14 June. Photo Credit: Alex De Palma for Creative Lancashire

Making Apprenticeships Work at the National Festival of Making

26 June 2019

The National Festival of Making is a unique celebration of UK making, from the factory floor to the kitchen table. Taking place over two festival days, with long term projects running throughout the year, the National Festival of Making takes over the streets of Blackburn.


New materials are now available to purchase

New curriculum materials available

24 June 2019

Creative & Cultural Skills has been working with partners from the industry to develop curriculum materials to support the off-the-job training offer for different apprenticeship standards. Materials are now available for the Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager and the Level 3 Museums and Galleries Technician apprenticeships.





Cohort 3 of Cultural Ambition is now live!

7 June 2019

We are pleased to announce that recruitment for the next cohort of Cultural Ambition trainees is now live. This training programme is an exciting opportunity for a young person wishing to learn about working in the cultural heritage sector.



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