Working closely with our education partners and networks, we advocate the benefits of a creative education for post-16 and adult learners. Whether that’s developing the next generation of craft professionals, those embarking on a second career in the creative sectors, or more widely, anyone looking to learn a new skill for their own personal development and well-being.
A creative career should be an accessible option to everyone – ensuring our creative workforce represents all communities is fundamental. Our craft skills sector alone contributes £3.4 billion to the UK economy, and industry leaders from all sectors recognise the importance of creative skills in their workforce.
Further Education is becoming an important focus for the UK’s recovery and plays a key role in the Government’s ‘Levelling Up’ strategy.