CLOCK is a ground-breaking learning and development programme for creatives working in different contexts, whether as freelancers, employees (from entry to board level), interns (inc. trainees) or volunteers. Our programmes validate and accredit practical experience and skills, transforming your applied skills into internationally recognised qualifications. The CLOCK programme is flexible enough to fit around other commitments and designed to support people at all stages of their creative career.
CLOCK delivers two higher-level SQA professional development awards in practice-based learning for the creative and cultural industries (PDACCIs) and an entry-level award. The award or awards you take will depend on your experience to date in the industries, current role or projects, the projects you have planned in the future, and your career priorities and ambitions. Use CLOCK to validate your skills development as you move forward in your creative career.
CLOCK is offered at three different industry levels. These are:
CLOCK Level 4: Advanced Trainee
Starting a new career in the cultural, creative, or digital industries or switching careers and would like to track your skills development and gain qualifications that recognise your practical experience? CLOCK level 4 can help you do that.
The CLOCK level 4 programme is delivered by our partners across UK and Europe. You achieve CLOCK level 4 through practice, not theory. Once you sign up to CLOCK level 4 with one of our partners, you will collaborate with others to create and deliver real-world creative and cultural projects.
Pathway: Creative and Cultural Business Development and Support SCQF level 6/EQF level 4
Pathway: Creative Practice/Cultural Learning SCQF LEVEL 6/EQF Level 4
One pathway: £300
Two pathways: £500
CLOCK Level 5: Competent Professional
Suitable for creatives who are establishing themselves in their sector. As a competent professional you may be moving into a new role with a greater level of responsibility, starting a business, or working on creative projects (releasing an album, making a short film, or curating exhibitions).
Pathway: Creative and Cultural Business Development and Support SCQF level 8/EQF level 5
Pathway: Creative Practice/Cultural Learning SCQF LEVEL 8/EQF Level 5
This programme is delivered by qualified CLOCK sector experts/peer mentors via our CLOCK boot camps. To sign up and for costs please click here.
CLOCK Level 7: Sector Expert
This programme is for professionals with 5+ years of experience in their industry, sector or discipline. CLOCK Sector Experts are creative leaders, innovators and advocates. The programme is delivered by qualified CLOCK sector experts/peer mentors via our CLOCK boot camps. To sign up and for costs please click here.