Scottish creatives offered opportunity to digitally upskill

Caroline Campbell, Director of the Ironworks venue, delivering the LevelUp! Digital course

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CREATIVES across Scotland are being offered an exciting opportunity to take part in a unique digital up-skilling programme custom-designed to focus on the skills, confidence, market awareness and networks required to drive their creative career forward in the digital space.

Delivered by Ironworks Venue and supported by the National Transition Training Fund, the LevelUp! Digital course will offer high-level, industry led digital training to participants who are 25 years old and over and resident in Scotland. At least half of the cohort will come from rural Scotland.

What sets LevelUp! Digital apart, is that it’s custom-designed and delivered by creative industry professionals, ensuring that content is as relevant as possible and built around the current and future needs of the industry.

Offering attendees sector specific training in areas including digital marketing, content production, online events, crowd economy models and much more, LevelUp! Digital will offer a bespoke programme of digital training, mentorship, networking opportunities, business development sessions, masterclasses anduniqueinsights from leading professionals.

The free course will involve 6 hours per week from participants and will be delivered as a highly immersive, fully online programme, to enable maximum flexibility around participants’ existing commitments and ensure geography is no barrier to access.

Existing freelance professionals, practitioners, sole traders, recent graduates and those looking to re-enter the sector are now invited to apply to take part in the digital up-skilling and re-skilling programme which will run for seven weeks from January 10th2022.

Speaking about the launch of the LevelUp! Digital course, Ironworks Director Caroline Campbell said,”We’re excited to announce the launch of this unique digital skills course and have worked hard to ensure that the content is fully built around the requirements of the commercial marketplace. This is a fantastic opportunity for participants from across the industry to up-skill in key digital areas, gain unique insights, make new connections and participate in a range of business development sessions. The pandemic hit the creative economy particularly hard and much of the sector had to adopt new digital strategies, LevelUp! Digital has been specifically designed to offer meaningful skills development opportunities and a broader understanding of how these skills are being used across the industry. We’re particularly pleased to be producing the programme digitally, ensuring its fully accessible to attendees from all parts of Scotland.”

Skills Development Scotland’s Sector Manager for Creative Industries, David Martin, said, “SDS is extremely excited about being involved in this ground-breaking and innovative programme that will benefit so many creatives across Scotland.

“The LevelUp! Digital course will provide creative professionals in the industry with valuable skills that they can use in their everyday working lives; the course will have a positive impact and we’re looking forward to seeing the outcome.”

Registration opens onwww.levelup.scotat 9am on Monday 29thNovember and closes at 5pm on Monday December 13th. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday December 17thwhen induction packs and digital guide notes will be issued.

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