Exciting new partnership with Access to Music

Wednesday March 8, 2017

We are pleased to announce a new, national partnership with further education provider Access to Music (AtM).

From September 2017, we will be running our further education courses in collaboration with Access to Music – a national college offering creative courses for school leavers in nine major cities across the country.

We count musician Jake Bugg and actor Vicky McClure amongst our ambassadors and we’ll soon celebrate a quarter of a century as a leading creative industry educator. Similarly, AtM, now in its 25th year, has seen thousands of young people access its training, including patrons Ed Sheeran and Jess Glynne, whose meteoric rise to fame began while studying music at AtM.

We are owned by Nottingham Trent University and offer college–level courses and higher education degrees in music, games, VFX, film and TV and live events. AtM now offers a broader range of creative industry courses which are set to benefit from the Confetti collaboration.

Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University comments:
“I am delighted that Confetti and AtM are going to work together to the benefit of students, the two organisations, and importantly, the vibrancy of the creative and cultural scene in Nottingham”.

Craig Chettle, Founder and Chief Executive Confetti ICT comments:
“This is very much an aligning of specialist organisations with shared ambitions and passions. It makes perfect and practical sense to work more closely together for the benefit of students. For those studying with us in Nottingham it means connection to AtM sites across the country and a sharing of knowledge and expertise resulting in bigger and better industry connections and more opportunities to put learning into practice”.

Adrian Armstrong, Chief Executive of Access to Music comments:
“We very much look forward to this unique and exciting collaboration between two leading specialist training providers. We will be able to develop unique and innovative new courses for FE students, leading to improved outcomes for students and further improving quality standards. Additionally, we will be able to share resources industry connections and partnerships leading to employment focused outcomes for our students in one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK economy”.

Will the same range of courses be running from September 2017?

Yes, although some may differ slightly as we continually improve the content of our courses and offer some new courses each year. See website or call for further details on courses for 2017/18.

Who is Access to Music?

AtM is a national provider of creative college-level courses. It delivers courses from nine sites across the country – including Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Norwich and Lincoln.
More info can be found on their website www.acesstomusic.co.uk

How will the change to AtM as the FE funding provider affect the existing courses/offer of new courses for Sept 2017 for me/my son or daughter?

Don’t worry – this new partnership will not affect the existing courses/offer of new courses for Sept 2017.

Will all courses from Sept 2017 receive the same levels of funding?

Yes, as dictated by course content and number of credits attached. This sort of change occurs each year and is not connected to change of funding provider.

Will this affect the levels of student support offered?

Student Support with always be allocated on a student needs basis, so no change to how this process works at Confetti.

Will student loans still be available to adult students?

Yes, no changes unless dictated by government policy

Does this change affect HE course at Confetti?

No, this change will have no effect what so ever on our HE courses.