15 organisations in England that were awared the Creative Skillset Tick standard were announced this month – and we are delighted to announce that amongst this group of pioneering organisations are two of the Rinova Consortium members, Collage Arts and Fashion Enter.

The announcement was made by Creative Skillset in a special Apprenticeship feature of the ‘Guardian’, which was published to co-incide with National Apprenticeship Week, held between the 11th and 15th March.

In total, 18 apprenticeship programmes across creative and digital media, fashion and textiles and photo imaging have been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick this month after undergoing rigorous assessment by industry experts.

The Creative Skillset Tick is a prestigious kitemark which indicates to both young people and employers that the skills and knowledge taught on the course match that required by industry.

Each of the apprenticeship programmes awarded the Tick has gone through a rigorous evaluation by a panel of industry professionals and has been assessed on criteria such as strong links with industry and use of industry standard equipment.