Creative Enterprise Programme
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The Creative Enterprise Programme (CEP) allows GCSE students to apply their creativity towards work-related goals. It brings creative, project and enterprise learning together in a single, AQA-supported programme of study.
The Creative Enterprise Programme also offers an opportunity for students to use their qualification coursework to win highly-prized 'Progression Awards', including work experience with some of the UK's leading employers.
The 2014 Progression Awards include master classes and work experience opportunities with:
- Corporate Edge
- Hewlett Packard
- London Evening Standard
- The Chase.
The Creative Enterprise Programme was nominated for a 2013 Cabinet Office Opening Doors award.
What people think
'I think the CEP is a great idea and an opportunity to motivate students' creativity. The CEP will help students understand skills such as research, planning and communication while being underpinned by a creative engagement.'
Daniel Glenister, Director of Art, St Anne's Academy, Manchester
'We all understand the value of young people working with employers and applying their knowledge in practical ways. The CEP provides the learner with a clear framework for doing this and will hopefully drive their skills and thinking into new territories - crucial for the next generation of British design talent and retaining our global competitiveness.'
Bel Reed, Design Council's lead on education and skills
'Will Adams are delighted to be taking an active part in the pilot programme as we see this as an opportunity for students to gain more understanding of the creative industries. They will also learn how much scope there is for involvement in the different aspects of these industries.'
Tim Smith, CEP teacher, Will Adams Centre, Gillingham, Kent
'We're excited to be part of the CEP; encouraging, supporting and challenging future creative stars to develop 'real-world experience' - something we believe will benefit both their own career development and in turn the future of the UK creative industry.'
Alex Luff, Managing Director, Corporate Edge