Exciting new collaboration set to increase opportunities for students in Nottingham and nationwide

Nottingham-based provider of digital media and creative technology courses, Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, which is part of Nottingham Trent University, announces a new, national partnership with further education provider Access to Music (AtM).

Nottingham-based provider of digital media and creative technology courses, Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, which is part of Nottingham Trent University, announces a new, national partnership with further education provider Access to Music (AtM).

From September 2017, Confetti will be running its further education courses in collaboration with AtM – a national college offering creative courses for school leavers in nine major cities across the country.

Confetti – which counts musician Jake Bugg and actor Vicky McClure amongst its ambassadors – will 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.

Confetti, now owned by Nottingham Trent University, currently offers 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”.

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    Press enquiries please contact Chris Birkle, Press Officer, on telephone +44 (0)115 848 2310, or via email; or Helen Breese, Media Relations Manager, on telephone +44 (0)115 848 8751, or via email.

    Confetti ICT is home to 1700 further and higher education students. It was acquired by Nottingham Trent University in 2015 who has recently invested over £9m in the development of Confetti’s new Digital Media Hub which will open in 2018.

    Access to Music has over 2000 further education students studying full-time across various locations including; London, Bristol, Norwich, Birmingham and Manchester.

    Nottingham Trent University is a recipient of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. It is the highest national honour for a UK university and recognises the institution’s world-class research. Pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula, and combat food fraud, led to the prestigious award.

    Confetti ICT enquiries please contact Emily Dennison on +44 7965 775359 or via email

Exciting new collaboration set to increase opportunities for students in Nottingham and nationwide

Published on 8 March 2017
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