About the Tick

Tick courses are endorsed by ScreenSkills as offering industry-relevant teaching. Working with industry experts, ScreenSkills awards the quality mark of the Tick to practice-based degree courses that most effectively provide students with the skills and knowledge required by employers in the screen industries.

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The ScreenSkills Tick is an invaluable signpost for potential students, apprentices and employers to indicate those programmes that provide the most up-to-date and relevant industry training and education. It identifies the UK’s most industry-focused courses and apprenticeships enabling universities, colleges and employers to recruit the brightest talent.

ScreenSkills is recognised in the Unistats Key Information Sets as a professional, statutory and regulatory body, which demonstrates the value of our accreditation to potential students and apprentices comparing courses online.

The aim of the Tick quality mark

The aim of the Tick initiative is to inform potential students about the quality and relevance of industry skills they can expect to learn when they choose a practice-based course that has been endorsed by ScreenSkills working with industry professionals.

With the introduction of new fees, individual course accreditation will give market advantage and we work with higher education institutions to promote these industry-standard courses to students and those who advise them. The aim of the Tick is to:

  • signpost prospective students to the courses that will provide them with industry-relevant skills and good links with companies and potential employers
  • assure employers that students graduating from accredited courses have the levels of knowledge and skills they are seeking from new employees and can perform to the standard they expect and require
  • enable employers to prioritise recruitment and engagement activities on courses that have been identified as industry-facing

 

The Tick is an essential signpost that helps potential students choose courses that are approved by industry. It tells them the course has gone through assessment, including a review of graduate employment, work experience and links with industry, which contribute to improved employment prospects on completion of the course.

David Abraham, former CEO of Channel 4

The Tick is the quality mark for excellence in training courses and education in the screen industries. It identifies the UK’s most industry-focused courses and apprenticeships enabling universities, colleges and employers to recruit the brightest talent.

With the introduction of new fees, individual course accreditation will give a market advantage, and we work with higher education institutions to promote these industry-standard courses to students and those who advise them. 

Although ScreenSkills is now a screen-focused skills body, the accreditation formerly extended to courses in other creative disciplines. Courses in the following disciplines are accredited by ScreenSkills:

  • Advertising and marketing communications
  • Animation
  • Fashion design
  • Film production
  • Games and interactive media
  • Graphic design and visual communications
  • Media business
  • Media technology
  • Photo imaging
  • Post-production
  • Publishing
  • Radio
  • Pre-production/screenwriting
  • TV production
  • VFX

If you have any questions on Tick accreditation, please email: tick@screenskill.com.