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Funding for trainers and educators

Creative Skillset manages the Skills Investment Fund, a collective investment in the skills of the Creative Industries for the future, contributed to by industry and public sources.

Working in partnership with industry and informed by leading research, Creative Skillset directs collective investment through the Skills Investment Fund to create new and innovative training in priority skills and in-demand roles to ensure growth in the UK’s Creative Industries. 

We also manage a range of strategic sectoral investment, including the Film Skills Fund in partnership with the British Film Institute and the TV Skills Fund contributed to by BBCChannel 4 and Five.

Who do we co-invest with?

We co-invest with organisations such as training providers, assessment providers and education institutions. You can apply for our co-investment to support you to develop or deliver training.

How can my organisation apply?

Priority training

Our calls for co-investment in priority training support the growth of UK Creative Industries by offering co-investment to deliver training in priority skills or that helps people progress into in-demand roles needed by their industry.

Calls for co-investment are currently available for: Advertising and Marketing Communications | Animation | Archives | Children's TV | Creative Digital Media | Factual & Entertainment TV | Fashion & Textiles | Film | Games | High-end TV | Photo Imaging | Publishing | Radio | VFX

Read the call for co-investment in priority training

The Film Skills Fund

Funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds and through the Skills Investment Fund as part of our Film Skills Strategy, this investment addresses the vital skills and training needs of the film industry to deliver maximum economic and cultural return: to create jobs, strengthen skills, build skills for the future, and ensure world-class film education. Read more about the Film Skills Strategy.

Find out what Film Skills funding programmes are currently open

The TV Skills Fund

The Creative Skillset TV Skills Fund is the result of an agreement between UK broadcasters to invest in training for the freelance television workforce. The contributors are: BBCChannel 4 and Five.

Find out what TV Skills funding programmes are currently open