Work at Art

Work at Art

KCC Arts Programme To Prepare Young People For Creative And Cultural Jobs

Kensington and Chelsea College has launched a bespoke arts programme aimed at preparing young people for jobs in the growing creative and cultural sector.

With predictions that the sector is set to grow by up to 40% by 2020, based on research by the National Skills Academy 2012, the college’s ‘Work at Art’ Programme is timed to ensure there are skilled young people ready to meet the demands of employers within the sector.

The innovative arts programme also reinforces the great work already taking place between the college and many iconic London art galleries, museums and theatres who have signed up to the college’s apprenticeship programmes to find apprentices that can fill skills gaps and vacancies within their organisation.

‘Work at Art’ gives young people aged 16-19, with or without previous educational qualifications or art experience, the chance to gain creative and cultural job related skills and qualifications. It also taps into the college’s strong partnerships with creative and cultural venues across London to offer students access to exclusive visits and training opportunities.

From February 2013 the college, which has a reputation for excellence in Art and Design, will be offering the Bronze Arts Award course – the first level of its ‘Work at Art’ programme. Students without any previous qualifications, including GCSEs, will also have the opportunity to get qualified in Maths, English and IT under the initiative.

On finishing the Bronze Arts Award students can move onto the second level of the programme – the Silver Arts Awards, which starts in spring 2013.

Successful completion of the programme could also lead to employment opportunities within creative and cultural organisations partnered with the college through its burgeoning apprenticeship programmes. Venues include the V&A, Whitechapel Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Science Museum, the Royal Opera House, Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London.

The college is hosting an induction day for those interested in applying for a place on ‘Work at Art’. It takes place on Monday January 28, 10am – 6pm, at the college’s Wornington Centre. For more details contact Tamar Davies on 0207 573 5258 .

Details about the programme can also be obtained by attending the college’s next Open Day being held on Thursday February 7, 4pm-7pm, at the College’s Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road, SW10 0QS.

Download the Work at Art Flyer (pdf 1.6 MB)