National College Creative Industries

From February 01 2020 The National College Creative Industries (NCCI) Ltd formed a formal partnership with South Essex College and Access Creative College to provide a stronger offer for both young and adult students wishing to train for a career in the creative industries, and employers who are looking for apprenticeship training in the sector.

This partnership means that South Essex College students and staff benefit from improved facilities and the NCCI increased its capacity to deliver the skills employers need on a truly national basis.

Key facts

  • The NCCI was set-up by employers in 2016 to offer classroom-based education at its base in Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex. It also provides training to apprentices in a range of backstage, off-stage and other creative and cultural industry areas, supporting employers such as Royal Opera House, The National Theatre, Arts Council England, White Light, LiveNation, O2 Academy and more.
  • From February 01 2020 South Essex College took over responsibility for the delivery of the NCCI curriculum and a broader curriculum moving forward. Its apprenticeship provision moved to national provider Access Creative College (ACC).
  • As part of this partnership South Essex College took over the ownership and management of The Backstage Centre on High House Production Park.
  • The NCCI formally dissolved its legal entity on 31 January and the subsidiary company, The Backstage Centre, transferred to the ownership of South Essex College.