World-class facilities and hands-on learning
The National College Creative Industries was originally founded by leading employers and has now re-launched as an exciting joint partnership (National College Creative Industries Ltd) with Access Creative College and South Essex College. Our curriculum is designed by the industry for the industry, providing specialist hands-on training in the technical skills required by the creative and cultural sector.
The National College Creative Industries provides apprenticeship training to employers across the creative and cultural industries on a national basis through our partner, Access Creative College. Classroom-based courses are delivered at The Backstage Centre at High House Production Park in Thurrock by our partner, South Essex College.
Our neighbours include the Royal Opera House’s production workshop and costume centre. Our award-winning rehearsal and training space provides opportunities for hands-on learning alongside the professionals who rehearse, record and film there.
Artists and organisations to have recently hired our facilities include:
- Derren Brown
- Rod Stewart
- Pet Shop Boys
- Clean Bandit
- Leona Lewis
- Film London
Since September 2016, our students have worked with Matthew Bourne’s team on their production of The Red Shoes. They have also worked on the Jo Cox charity foundation single ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ featuring KT Tunstall, Ricky Wilson, Steve Harley and the Parliamentary choir. Our students have gained exceptional industry experience which will go on to define their careers.