Training and skills Information & Advice


Learning and Skills Council

Website: www.lsc.gov.uk/Regions/London/

The Learning and Skills Council exists to make England better skilled and more competitive. Their single goal is to improve the skills of England’s young people and adults to ensure a workforce of world-class standard. The LSC is a non departmental public body which began work in 2001, taking over the roles of the former Further Education Funding Council and Training and Enterprise Councils, and are responsible for planning and funding high quality education and training for everyone in England other than those in universities. Various locations around London, listed on their website.
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Online Women’s Business Centre

Website: www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business

USA based website with good advice, but check the legal information as it is not necessarily UK relevant.
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UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)

Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3LZ — Google Maps
Tel: 0870 11 222 11
Email: Enquiries@ucas.ac.uk
Website: www.ucas.ac.uk

UCAS is the central organisation that processes applications for full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges. They also list all Higher and Further Education institutions on their website, listing courses and contact details. A one stop shop for UK Higher and Further Education, with information and advice links from the front page of their website.
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The Henry Lydiate Partnership

Henry Lydiate
Orleston House, Orleston Mews, London N7 8LL — Google Maps
Tel: 020 7607 9373
Email: henry@thehenrylydiatepartnership.com
Website: www.thehenrylydiatepartnership.com

They offer a range of consultancy and development services specifically suited to the needs of practitioners operating in the creative arts and cultural sections. Services to creative artists include: developing business models appropriate for creative practice; project planning, development and execution; negotiating and managing commissions, exhibitions, performances and events; negotiating with agents, dealers and cultural organizations; dealing with art galleries, museums and collectors; using open source and creative commons material; intellectual property rights awareness and management; mediating to resolve creative arts business disputes.
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Escape Artists

Studio 24 7-15 Greatorex St. London, E1 5NF — Google Maps
Website: www.escapeartists.co.uk
Website: socialartsnetwork.ning.com

Escape Artists provide access to the arts within some of the country’s most disadvantaged communities; such as those within Young Offender Institutions, Secure Hospitals, Prisons, Mental Health Institutions, Hostels for the Homeless and Hospices. They have a number of courses for art practitioners interested in working within the sector. They also run SANe, the Social Arts Network. SANe exists to facilitate communication between people who are interested in the development of socially inclusive arts practice, services and productions.
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