Provider:This Is Creative Enterprise (TICE)


TICE is an organisation that works with businesses, schools, colleges and universities across the North East to give young people a taste of the opportunities that exist within commercial creative, design and digital industries. 

We work with young people from the ages of 4 – 24 years and the projects we introduce change every year to reflect the rate of change in the commercial creative sectors. We provide an emporium of brilliant ideas, incredible innovation and inspiring opportunities and creative innovation through business enterprise.

Ebacc and Progress 8 performance measures are changing the focus of creative education within schools. TICE brings a unique and invaluable perspective to student learning outside the classroom. With TICE, young people can explore the worlds of:

  • Fashion
  • Textiles
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Computer science
  • Graphic design
  • Creative enterprise
  • Creative writing
  • Film
  • Digital Media
  • Animation

In 2016 the TICE team won a national Design Skills award from Creative & Cultural Skills for demonstrating ‘viable opportunities to young people’ across our respective creative industries.

How we work – Primary and Secondary Schools

From one-day workshops in primary schools to longer-term projects with secondary school students, the experiences we offer and the businesses we work with change each year. This rate of change reflects the speed of innovation that takes place, month by month, across the creative and digital sectors in our region. Over the last ten years TICE has worked with over 250 businesses in the North East.

TICE learning experiences differ from the 45-minute long sessions in schools, providing full days of activities that explore the commercial creative and digital industries. We introduce students to current industry trends, perspectives and emerging opportunities, whilst supporting schools and colleges to hit each of the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks.

Hitting these benchmarks means we increase student employability, whilst enabling young people to explore the scope of the careers that exist within the commercial creative industries. And our collaborative approach demonstrates how both educational staff and industry employers can work together to successfully develop young peoples’ skills and career awareness.



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