CLOCK Boot Camps: Advance Your Career With CLOCK

Are you an Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Manager, Employee or Freelancer?

You might consider yourself all, some or none of the above. Regardless, if you work in the creative industries and want to advance your career, the CLOCK programme can help you do that. Attend an online CLOCK boot camp with a community of other creatives and through the CLOCK programme, transform your high-level skills into an internationally accredited qualification. CLOCK boot camps are designed for ambitious, busy professionals and provide an opportunity to:


  • Have your skills recognised and internationally reviewed by peers
  • Achieve a qualification that validates and accredits your expertise in creative practice and/or creative business development
  • Gain an SCQF Level 8/EQF Level 5 or SCQF Level 11/EQF Level 7 SQA Professional Development Award in Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Compress your learning into a short time frame to fit around a busy work or life schedule


CLOCK Sector Expert Boot Camps are aimed at:

  • Creative professionals and entrepreneurs
  • Professional associations and networks
  • Organisations and employers in the creative industries
  • Cultural learning organisations
  • Higher education institutions


During the Boot Camp, CLOCK peer mentors support you to:

  • Discuss your professional roles, creative activities, and projects of the last 2 years
  • Create an e-portfolio with examples of work that highlight your applied skills and knowledge
  • Produce visual, audio or written accounts to illustrate your critical reflective practice
  • Discuss your professional practice and theories
  • Have your high-level skills validated through a professional dialogue 


The next boot camp dates (currently delivered online) are: 

June, July and August TBC.




CLOCK Level 5: Competent Professional
Candidates can achieve the following accreditation (one or both pathways):

  • Creative and Cultural Business Development and Support SCQF level 6//EQF level 4
  • Creative Practice/Cultural Learning SCQF LEVEL 6/EQF Level 4 


One pathway: £1000
Two pathways: £1500


CLOCK Level 7: Sector Expert
For creative professionals with 5+ years of experience in their industry, sector or discipline. CLOCK Sector Experts are creative leaders, innovators and advocates.


Candidates can achieve the following accreditation (one or both pathways):

  • Creative Business Development and Support SCQF Level 11/EQF Level 7
  • Creative Practice/Cultural Learning SCQF Level 11/EQF Level 7 


One pathway = £1800
Two pathways = £2000


The cost includes:

  • Registration
  • Mentoring with CLOCK peer reviewers and mentors
  • 2-day workshop
  • Digital learning environment, resources and archive
  • CLOCK certification
  • CLOCK network and special events


Payment Options


We offer different payment options:

  • Pay programme costs upfront
  • Spread the cost with 10 monthly instalments (Available for CLOCK Level 5 and 7)


How do I sign up?


Please email to register for an upcoming CLOCK boot camp.


If you are interested in CLOCK but need a more flexible payment plan, please contact Communications and Partnerships Director Liz Appleby for a confidential discussion.