CCAD for Schools and Colleges

We are very keen to collaborate with Teachers and Advisors.

As a teacher you may want help and support in gaining new skills/techniques or even developing existing ones. We can contribute to your students’ portfolio development by offering something specific to the curriculum. Additionally, we can offer progression activities either on campus or in your own organisation. We can usually fit around your working day and lesson times and most sessions can be fully customised to meet your students’ needs.

Pat Chapman

Head of Employability and External Relations

Liam Bradley

Student Recruitment and Admissions Manager

Katt Mudd

HE Recruitment Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Stuart Featherstone

FE Recruitment Assistant

Progression events

The College attends a vast amount of progression events in schools, whether this be during parents evenings, careers fairs, lunchtime drop-ins.

Creative Placements

The College offers work experience for year 10 and 11 pupils on Campus. Participating pupils are given expert advice and guidance on their current school projects, whilst having the benefit of being immersed in a specialist creative environment.

FREE Exciting Workshops

All our workshops are free to attend and materials are included. All workshops are delivered at either the FE or HE Campuses, with the option of some being delivered in your own school or college.

See what workshops we offer

Creative Choices event

This event is aimed at year 8 and 9 pupils to raise awareness of the creative routes available within the industry. The event is timed to take place before pupils select their GCSE options.

External Skills and Careers events

The College attends events such as North East Skills, Tees Valley Skills, Big Bang Event, which are generally targeted to Primary and Secondary Schools. These are usually interactive allowing pupils to learn about the creative courses available and participate in workshops.

Inspirational Talks for School and Colleges

This list is by no means exhaustive, but to give you an idea of what we can provide, there is something for any aspiring creative studying at any level up to post-16. Topics cover: Portfolio Building University application advice and interview preparation Writing a winning personal statement Learn about the creative sector and ‘Art as a Business’ Creative career routes Student life at a specialist art school Showcasing current student portfolios to raise aspirations for creative careers

Contact us if you'd like us to visit

Guided Tours of Shows

Exhibiting at both Middlesbrough and Hartlepool. We welcome your organisation to come and look around. We can arrange bespoke tours with student ambassadors, who will proudly show you the exhibition. We have a number of interactive workshops happening during the event too and all students will receive a goody bag if booked in advance.

Bespoke Tours of our Campuses

Whether you are looking for the leading provider of further education for art & design in the Tees Valley which will maximise your chances of getting into the university of your choice or you are looking for the degree which is going to get you the creative career that you desire - we are the place to be! We offer bespoke tours, so if you'd prefer to visit away from an open day - no problem! Just let us know by emailing us with when you'd like to visit and we'll gladly show you what we have to offer.

Join our Networking Group: NESCAN

The North East Schools and Colleges Arts Network (N.E.S.C.A.N) is a new network created by CCAD. NESCAN Events will explore the following: - Find out and discuss key issues within the art and design education sector - Find out about CPD opportunities and be involved in future proposals - Learn more about the only specialist art & design college in the North - Listen to keynote speakers - Contribute to the development of the CCAD offer - Socialise with other creatives over food and drink

Join NESCAN