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Employer Training

Creative Access has a highly experienced team, with a strong track record of delivering exceptional training for organisations across the UK. We offer training for people on all rungs of the professional ladder:

1. Candidate training

  • Entry Programme – Support your new starters to make the most of the opportunity in your workplace and give them the very best chance of success. This programme supports participants at the start of their creative journey. Training takes place monthly. You can read more about the programme here and email here for costs and to register.
  • Development Programme– Champion your mid-level staff to progress through the creative industries. Sponsored by the Financial Times, this programme has three elements; mentoring, networking and training for emerging leaders. For more information about the programme see here and email here to register and for prices.


2. Employer training

We run a range of training designed to help make organisations become more inclusive; from leadership sessions with Boards and Senior Management teams, to whole company training. Perhaps most importantly, we always focus on what actions people can take both individually and collectively to effect change.

All of our diversity trainers have held senior posts in the cultural and creative industries. Our mental health and neurodiversity training is run by senior clinical psychologists.

Our longer interactive sessions are bespoke for each organisation and include time for in-depth research, development and planning with your team. Courses are tailored to meet the requirements of each organisation and pitched at the appropriate level to take into account different levels of responsibility, with nuanced exercises and assured relevancy which, in turn, drives engagement. The training style is interactive and impactful, including group discussion, personal reflection and best-practice sharing. Training takes place virtually or in person.

We also run a series of shorter sessions suitable for larger groups , which focus on individual themes including:

  • Introduction to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Unconscious bias
  • How to be an ally
  • How to be anti-racist
  • Eliminating microaggressions
  • Owning mistakes
  • Managing diverse teams
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Inclusive recruitment
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Understanding gender identity
  • Race in the workplace
  • Let’s talk about class
  • Introduction to mental health in the workplace
  • Embracing neurodiversity
  • Work-life balance; how to avoid burnout and work-related stress
  • Mental health and identity/ stigma/ culture/understanding
  • Creating healthy professional and working boundaries

Rufus Norris, Director, The National Theatre

“Creative Access have delivered training in Managing Inclusive Cultures to more than 350 of our managers, jam-packed with enough wisdom and insight to help us collectively take the next steps on our journey.”


3. Employer training

Creative Access has a highly experienced team that can help you work out what you are hoping to achieve, why it is important and the best way to deliver your diversity strategy.

Creative Access is listed on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) and is therefore eligible to deliver apprenticeship training for apprenticeships that started on, or after, 1 May 2017. This means we have been through an application process with the SFA that considers due diligence, capability, quality and financial health to assess their capability to deliver high-quality apprenticeship training.