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Courses

The National College Creative Industries offers specialist technical production courses designed to give students the skills and hands-on experience required to progress to further study or employment in backstage or off-stage careers. To be successful you will need to be resilient, hard working, independent and creative, with a desire to learn new things and push your own boundaries.

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Apprenticeships

The National College Creative Industries offers specialist technical production and business support apprenticeships designed to meet the staff development needs of creative industries employers, and to give new entrants to the sector the skills and hands-on experience required to progress in their career.

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The UK's creative industries generate £91.8bn and continue to outgrow the rest of the economy

Creative industries are worth £10.5 million an hour to the economy

There are 3.1 million jobs in the creative economy

Creative jobs account for 9% of jobs in the UK

Creative industry jobs increased by 2.55 per cent in 2017, compared to the 1.5 per cent increase in the wider UK workforce.

Our Founding Employers

The industry has long recognised the need to develop new and enthusiastic professionals to support the production of the performing arts.

The creation of The National College at The Backstage Centre is hugely important. 

Alex Beard
Chief Executive, Royal Opera House and Chair of High House Production Park

Having a National College for the creative industries will ensure that young people with talent and enthusiasm have the best opportunity to discover that world.

Robin Townley
Chief Executive Officer, ABTT

The creative industry is always looking for resilient, independent, curious and hard-working people