Presentation on theme: "The Creative Skillset Tick"— Presentation transcript:
1The Creative Skillset Tick Comments welcome on the proposed model – would they have a different model in mind?
2The Creative Skillset TICK - The Kite Mark of excellence in courses for the creative industriesGini Stirling, Quality Associate and Consultant,Creative Skillset
3Creative SkillsetCreative Skillset is the licensed Sector Skills Council for the Entertainment Media, Fashion and Textiles, Publishing and Advertising sectors.We help the UK Creative Industries to be world-beating by leading the sector’s skills and talent drive.
4Creative IndustriesThe Creative Industries sector is one of the most highly qualified in the economy:over 60% of workers in the creative industries have a degree or equivalent qualification compared with 36% of the population of working age across the economy.
5Essential partnerships With the creative industriesWith employersWith further and higher education and training providers
6What is the Creative Skillset Tick? The Creative Skillset Tick signposts the courses and Apprenticeships that have earned employer approval for providing the most industry-relevant education and training available.
7Before the TickStudents found it difficult to know which courses were right for them and their career aspirations.Employers found it difficult to know which courses to recruit from and to engage with for internships / master-classes and live briefs etc..
8Signposting quality and industry relevance Focusing on excellence and the industry relevance of courses, by:Deploying industry practitioners to use industry designed criteria to judge whether a course:Recruits with a focus on talent and aspiration to work in the creative industriesDeploys industry experienced and up to date teaching and technical staffHas up to date industry standard equipmentMaintains close links with industry to design and deliver the courseHas graduate destinations that prove success in getting students jobs in the industry.
9Partnership with Higher Education Sector specific course accreditation:ScriptwritingAnimationComputer Games Design / ArtVFX
10Partnership with Higher Education Universal Course Accreditation PilotCreative Industry designed generic criteria to accredit HE courses across all sectorsMade sector specific by deployment of Industry Evaluators to desk-based assess applications and visit courses
11Recruiting from Industry All Creative Skillset Accreditation processes are industry ledIn Spring 2012 succeeded in recruiting, briefing and training over 60 employers and industry representatives to take on evaluator roles within the new Universal accreditation processWithin Apprenticeships, Creative Skillset has hired 6 industry evaluatorsOver the rest of our HE accreditation we have a pool of 50+ professionals leading the assessmentsShort Courses for continuing professional development has approx. 30 industry assessorsGINIMight want to mention that on average each Industry Evaluator has contributed over 2 weeks of their time to the project
12Outcomes from the Universal 2011-2012 Pilot 156 course applications from 27 institutions across 12 subject areas96 courses received the Creative Skillset Tick.UKCES - UK Commission for Employment and SkillsCIC Creative Skillset Skills Group - Creative Industries Council Creative Skillset Skills Group
13Accredited courses Advertising – 3 Art and Design (applied in creative industries)– 8CGI, Computer Graphics – 7Film – 23Interactive Media – 4 coursesMedia Business/ Entrepreneurial – 1 course
16Fashion DesignCurrent pilot (January 2013 – December 2013) to accredit undergraduate degrees in fashion design20 high performing courses invited to take part17 have submitted their courses for assessmentThe project is being led by Betty Jackson and Anne Tyrrell, along with a panel of leading industry figures from high profile companies such as MaxMara Group, Nicole Farhi, Jigsaw, John Lewis, Topman, Roland Mouret and Hobbs.
17The Tick for Apprenticeships Following a pilot, a number of Apprenticeship programmes have been deemed to offer the best learning to get started in the industry.Provision was judged on:Employer engagement and industry involvement in trainingQuality of Apprenticeship deliveryProgression routesQuality recognition from external bodies
18Currently Ticked Apprenticeships Advanced Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media8 Ticked coursesApprenticeship in Saddlery and Advanced Apprenticeship in Saddlery1 Ticked courseAdvanced Apprenticeship in Photo Imaging2 Ticked coursesApprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeship in Fashion & Textiles17 Ticked coursesNo apprenticeships currently Ticked in Wales but:Over 40 new roles have been created since 2011 in the Welsh Creative and Digital Media Industry through our Level 3 CDMSEPT 13 aim to roll out the very first digital higher level apprenticeship in Level 4 ( target: to create another 20 roles in digital media in North and South Wales)
19Creative Advance in Wales Creative Provision is a project funded by the Welsh Government Sector Priorities Fund pilot aimed at inviting HE and FE providers who deliver creative and digital media/animation to submit an expression of interest to help them strengthen industry links for their courses. This could include the offer of industry mentors to review curriculum and delivery and/or continuing professional development for staffInvitations will be sent out between now and the end of June to identify activity to be delivered later in the yearCreative media employers will be approached to contribute to the development work and to act as mentors.
20Creative Skillset CPD short course approval 2012 piloted an on-line application and approval service for industry training providers to gain the Creative Skillset kite-mark30 applications from invited providersAim to quickly approve industry facing short course programmesOn-line process delivers ‘fleet of foot’ service to ensure that specific skills development can be targeted and addressed
24Find out more:Details of courses awarded the Creative Skillset Tick can be found at:Higher education course accreditation will ‘go live’ for all applicants late summer 2013.Fashion design accreditation will ‘go live’ in Spring 2014.