Creative & Cultural 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.
It delivers 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. Its goal is to support the creative and cultural industries to meet their economic potential through the right skills and training.
Creative & Cultural Skills works with partners across Northern Ireland through its Skills Academy to support the sector with skills and training. Its work in Northern Ireland is supported by an Industry advisory group of representatives from across the creative and cultural industries. It supports the creative sector to take on apprentices through a Creative Apprenticeships programme; and provides information, advice and guidance for creative careers through its Creative Choices programme.