A partnership between the Workers' Educational Association and the University of Ulster, Magee Campus, this project is made possible by the Creative Industries Innovation Fund which is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure.
This short, intensive and accessible programme will enable learners to develop a full business plan and a portfolio, including IT presentations and promotional material of their craft/ skills. Participants will also receive guidance from a mentor who will prompt and guide them on issues relating to their business.And all within a creative learning environment. This project has been developed by the WEA in response to specific needs identified in the Creative Industries and follows on from other highly successful schemes which have taken place over the last couple of years.
Who's it for?
Anyone who holds qualifications in their related skills area in Level 2 or above and wants to explore income generation or self-employment in the Creative Industries.Applicants must attend a short interview in April 2010 before beginning the programme.
Where will the training take place?
What will I be doing?
Irresistible Business Level 2:
An opportunity to look at what exactly is required in being self-employed and gain support in initial steps in setting up in business. This is the ideal entry point for those wishing to get involved in business start-up and will allow you to explore the implications of self-employment and starting/running your own business.
Professional Practice in The Creative Industries Level 1:
The course is suitable for those who wish to develop their professional profile (including the use of presentation skills if necessary), consider employment opportunities or self employment which would result in gaining work in the Creative Industries.
Two Taster Sessions will take place in University of Ulster, Magee Campus in support of these courses.
Please watch the WEA and University websites for further details of these sessions as anyone with an interest in this area will be welcome to come along. These will be led by NI based role models already working in the industry at a local or international level.
Elaine Hill, a Photographer who participated on a previous run of this project, comments:
Deborah Fraser,Associate Head of School Art and Design, University of Ulster,
For further details please contact Carole Kane on or email:
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