Creative & Cultural Skills (CCS) is the UK skills organisation for the craft, cultural heritage, design, literature, music, performing arts and visual arts sectors.
It was founded in 2004. CCS is employer-led but trade union and education representatives are also represented on the board of the organisation.
The main activities of CCS include: the management of the National Skills Academy (a network of employers and education providers working on industry-led careers events), of an apprenticeship programme, of Creative Choices (a career information and guidance programme), the development of professional standards and vocational qualifications. All CCS publications are available online in the form of research, market intelligence, statistics, think pieces and policy analysis.
In 2012, CCS opened and moved to the Backstage Centre, a dedicated rehearsing and training centre in Purfleet, Essex.
For more information, go to: http://ccskills.org.uk/