Media Training for Further and Higher Education

Media Training for Further and Higher Education

Creative Provision: media and digital industry-led development programme for further and higher education.

Procurer reference: SPF 077
Value of tender: £Undisclosed
Is this notice funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)?
Contract Type
Name of the organisation
Creative Skillset Cymru
Contact Name
Hannah Kelly
33 – 35 West Bute Street, Cardiff Bay
CF10 5LH
02920 452 850
02920 489539
Web Address
Service category
80000000 – Education and Training Services
Is it a framework agreement?
Title of the contract
Creative Provision: media and digital industry-led development programme for further and higher education
Description of the contract

Creative Skillset Cymru, the Sector Skills Council for the Creative Industries, has secured support from the Welsh Government’s Sector Priorites Fund Pilot 2 (SPFP2) programme to deliver Creative Provision: media and digital industry-led development programme for further (FE) and higher education (HE) in Wales.

Creative Provision will work with FE and HE institutions (course from level 3 up to and including level 7) in Wales who are not already engaged with the Creative Skillset accreditation – the Creative Skillset tick.

Together with mentors drawn from and representing five sub-sectors of industry (television, film, animation, computer games, interactive media [IM]), Creative Provision will support proactive, industry dialogue with providers to drive employer and education engagement.

Core offers include:

Access to a pool of Creative Skillset expertise Mentoring from industry experts on course content and delivery

Development Programme

Best Practice Events

At the end of this process, providers will have undergone a tailored mentoring process to discover how their provision could be enhanced to meet the needs of the industry. Creative provision will assist the aptitude of creative and digital media educators to meet the challenges of today’s rapidly changing media industry.

Creative Provision is supported by Creative Skillset Cymru’s national Board, which includes representation from BBC wales, ITV, S4C, Welsh Government, the Film Agency for wales (FAW), the trade union BECTU, trade associations TAC and PACT, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales Interactive, Tinopolis, and Boom Pictures Cymru.

Place / site of work / delivery
Within institute and various external locations

Classification of contract (CPV codes)
80530000 – Vocational training services.
80000000 – Education and training services.
80210000 – Technical and vocational secondary education services.
80400000 – Adult and other education services.
73000000 – Research and development services and related consultancy services.

Contract will be awarded based on:

Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:1. Ability to engage with the programme timescales.
2. Evidence of course/s delivered in television, film, animation, computer games, and interactive media.
3. Evidence of industry engagement in development and delivery of courses.
4. Evidence of existing innovative methods, initiatives and delivery to ensure the submitted course meets the needs of industry.
5. Willingness to work with industry mentor.
6. Current development opportunities for course staff.
7. Industry development needs of course staff.
8. Availability and willingness to take part in staff development programme May 2014 – December 2014 (max. 7 non-consecutive days).
9. Availability to attend 2-day Best practice Event October/November 2014.
10. Ability to deliver through the medium of English and/or Welsh.
11. Not already engaged with Creative Skillset accreditation programme.

SECTION IV: Administrative Information
Instructions to suppliers

If you are interested in taking part in Creative Provision please complete the Expression of Interest Application Form attached. Accompanying the Application Form is an overview, which we recommend all providers read before submitting an application.

Providers already associated with the Creative Skillset Accreditation programme (the Creative Skillset Tick) are not eligible to apply.

If you will find it difficult to complete the Application Form, please forward an email to Hannah Kelly (contact details below) to indicate your level of interest in taking part in Creative Provision.

Expressions of Interest can be e-mailed to:

Hannah Kelly –

Or sent as a hard copy to:

Hannah Kelly

Creative Skillset Cymru

33-35 West Bute Street

Cardiff Bay

CF10 5LH

Deadline for applications: Monday 10th June 2013 (12pm). Selection of the successful courses will take place in June.

Appointment of successful bids: c.mid-June 2013

Mentoring commencement: September 2013

Development Programme: May-Dec 2014

Best Practice Events: c.Oct/Nov 2014

Programme completion: December 2014

NB. Microsoft Office 97 – 2003 compatible doc. attached as alternate to docx. file.

Reference Number
SPF 077
Deadline Date
Deadline date refers to
Receipt of Expression of Interest Application Form
Does this contract relate to a Project / Programme funded by EU funds?
Creative Provision is supported by the Welsh Government’s Sector Priorities Fund Pilot (SPFP) programme that also receives additional support from the European Social Fund (ESF)
WEFO Funded