So you want a career in the creative arts… but where do you start? Should you jump straight in or take a formal qualification first? And what kind of qualification? There are lots of decisions to be made – we flag up a few of the key issues.
If you’re thinking about training, much depends on the type of work you’re going for. And if you want a lead in, for some careers, an access or foundation course can be a useful starting point. But it’s not easy to make the right choice of course. The sector is oversupplied and under-skilled, with over 500,000 students in FE/HE chasing 6000 annual vacancies (CCSkills website – Qualification Reform).