Monday, April 24, 2017

This is Creative Enterprise (TICE) programme.
School Applications Open (Deadline EOI – 14th October 2016) – North East Schools only.


The ‘TICE Programme’ has become one of the region’s most successful creative programmes for young people in schools (Year 9 onwards). This national award winning programme is truly unique and has a proven track record in providing young people with extremely hands-on careers progression opportunities, skills development and guidance specialising in the creative and digital sectors. Workshops are facilitated by with creative professionals, enhanced by business tours, industry professionals and supported by further and higher educational institutions. The ‘TICE programme’ is a first step into providing an industry-led overview of creative and digital industries and therefore giving young people the tools to make informed decisions about their future.

Graphics Gold1Once a creative area(s) has been chosen each school is assigned a creative mentor. This mentor works with the students throughout their Bronze, Silver and Gold Stages.

  • One Day: Bronze Stage Workshops/1 Day in school (Overview of a Creative Industry & Enterprise)
  • Two Days: Silver Stage Workshops/2 days out of school in industry/FE/HE tours or skills development workshops
  • After school Pre-Gold Event for all students/schools/mentors, followed by individual interviews for all successful Gold Stage students. (I hour after school and 5 mins interviews per student)
  • Three Days: Gold Stage Individual Projects (3 training days/various venues)
  • Final Show: half day to set-up at The Great North Museum: Hannock leading up to the evening event.
  • TOTAL DAYS: 6.5 days throughout the academic year plus Final Show (evening event).


  • Bronze Stage (between October – December) – approx. 20- 30 students starting numbers per creative area.
  • Silver Stage (between January – March)
  • Pre-Gold Stage (after Easter Holidays)
  • Gold Stage (between April – June)
  • Final Show (end of June/beg of July)

Music Gold 3Creative Areas:

  • Fashion (here) (including communication, CAD, CAM, media, textiles, technology, illustration, trends, design, marketing)
  • Photography (here) (including sports, landscape, medical, forensic, fashion, wildlife, portrait, interiors, editing)
  • Graphics (here) (including branding, packaging, ICT, industry software: Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Music  (here) (including song writing, composition, live performance, production, industry)
  • Computer Science (here) (focus towards gaming, coding, programming, web, mobile, electronics)
  • Creative Enterprise (here) aimed at business development in the creative industries (option for sixth form students)


Included in programme costs:

  • Careers Advice & Guidance specialising in the creative and digital industries.
  • Tours, trips, guest speakers, skills development workshops all organised.
  • Development of Employer Engagement/Creative Entrepreneurs/Industry Mentors
  • Local school connections/collaboration (2015-16: 14 schools on the programme)
  • Staff development/CPD
  • Certificates of Attendance for all successful Gold Stage students.
  • Project Management and Administration
  • Project Evaluation (report on completion with student feedback and numbers)
  • TICE Website profiles and promotion of schools and projects/portfolios
  • Business Sponsorship of projects (over 250 companies engaged to date)
  • Work experience for past TICE students (Student Mentor programme)
  • FE/HE advice and guidance (heavily supported by Northumbria University, Newcastle University, Sunderland University)
  • Final Show/Exhibition (tickets for schools & students involved) sponsored by Northumbria/Newcastle University
  • Website access: student blogs and updates (
  • Arts Awards Accreditation (Bronze & Silver) Guidance and options (optional additional costs)
  • Open Badge Academy (Career progression badges) career development (optional additional costs)

Not included:

  • Staff cover costs.
  • Transport for visits and workshops (including arranging parking facilities)

If you are interested in joining the TICE programme for this year (2016-17) please fill in the form below and we will be in touch, thank you.

Creative Area(s) of interest:*