Creative & Cultural Skills

Creative & Cultural Skills (CC Skills) is the licensed Sector Skills Council for the UK’s creative and cultural industries, including craft, cultural heritage, design, literature, music, performing arts and visual arts.

Founded in 2004, it was granted a new licence from Government to operate in January 2010. Their goal is to enable the creative and cultural industries to reach their economic potential through relevant skills and training. CC Skills work in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and with international partners.

Creative & Cultural Skills deliver through the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural, a network of education and industry partners working together to improve the provision of skills and training for the creative and cultural industries.

CC Skills’ work includes:

  • Supporting the creative sector to take on apprentices through our Creative Apprenticeships programme
  • Providing information, advice and guidance for creative careers through our Creative Choices programme
  • Providing research and analysis in to the skills needs of the industry through our Creative Blueprint programme
  • Supporting the creative sector to set the standards for high-quality work in the industry through our Professional Standards programme
  • Providing specialist rehearsal space and training for the live music and theatre industries at The Backstage Centre in Purfleet, Essex.

Their goal is to support the creative and cultural industries to meet their economic potential through the right skills and training.

Their Strategic aims for 2012-15 are as follows:

  1. Ensure that every young person in the UK has access to industry-endorsed information, advice and guidance, helping them to make the best choices about their futures
  2. Facilitate a change in recruitment culture across the creative sector, opening up access to talent through paid internships and apprenticeships
  3. Enable creative sector employers and employees, freelancers and sole traders, to access the best tools and training to support their growth.

For more information visit : http://ccskills.org.uk/

For more information on the CC Skills National College go to :https://ccskills.org.uk/national-college


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