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Links and Sources

Skillset publications and reports

Labour Market Intelligence Digest (2009)

A detailed list of Skillset’s research and publications is available on their website.

Useful websites

Skillset – Skillset is the Sector Skills Council for the creative media industries. The website has detailed information on the sector as a whole and all its industries. Information is available on training, occupational standards and qualifications together with national and regional data. The research section of the website has information collected from their workforce Census and highlights skill shortages and gaps.

Skillset careers – This is a section of the Skillset website and has information on: the industry and; the jobs linked to occupational profiles; training, work experience and qualifications; advice for freelancers; case studies by occupational group; and links. For further useful links go to the Skillset careers further support and resources.

The UK Film Council – This is a Government-backed strategic agency for film in the UK. It aims to stimulate a competitive and successful UK film industry. The website has information on filming and locations across the UK together with information on British sectoral qualifications and links to the screen agencies.

The UK Film Council regularly produces a Research and Statistics Bulletin detailing UK admissions, box office gross, film production and films on UK television. The latest editions are available on the website.

Creative and Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council website for crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, performing, literary and visual arts. It is an industry-led organisation operating across the UK. Creative Choices° is their online service to provide the tools, knowledge and networks to support every individual and business in the creative industries and cultural sector.

Department of Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) is a government body which aims to improve the quality of life for all through cultural and sporting activities, to support the pursuit of excellence and to champion the tourism, creative and leisure industries.