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Catch22 TikTok Creative Academy

Start date: 8th November 2023 (rolling every month except for December) 2024 dates TBC

Duration: 4 weeks

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Supporting people aged 18-24 into a job in the creative industries, in partnership with TikTok. TikTok Creative Academy provides industry insight into the creative and digital sectors, along with access to creative professionals who will be sharing their experiences and teaching young people how to get a start in the creative world, including how to build a portfolio, how to create a creative CV and how to interview for those positions.

TikTok works with creative partners across the UK to deliver featured programmes throughout the year. 

About this course: 

The TikTok Creative Academy is an employability programme where we have been empowering 18–24-year-olds to access jobs in the creative industries for over a year! As a privately funded initiative through TikTok, our program offers a unique avenue of support that can be accessed alongside other government or private programs.

Our 4-week pre-employability programme is carefully designed to equip participants with the tools they need to thrive in their creative careers. As someone who supports young people who may be interested in this, we believe your network could greatly benefit from this program. The programme can be accessed conveniently from home, allowing participants to enhance their creative skills from the comfort of their own computer. With sessions running three days a week, from 10am to 3pm, our participants can easily fit this transformative experience into their schedules.

Testimonial Quotes:

  • “ When I left college, I felt lost & didn't know what to do next. I knew uni wasn't for me. I am so glad I found the academy as it gave me purpose a chance to explore my creative side and put me on the right path”.
  • "If you're questioning what you want to do in the future but you think it's something creative, join this programme. It has helped me discover creative careers I hadn't even thought of"
  • "Firstly thank you so much for all the support and words of advice but most of all your positive energy. I feel more job ready than I ever have"

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Modules/what will you learn:

Throughout the four-week journey, participants will immerse themselves in a wide range of captivating topics, including:

✨ Crafting a standout portfolio that captures attention

✨ Tailoring CVs to highlight unique strengths and experiences

✨ Mastering the art of compelling elevator pitches

✨ Discovering an array of incredible creative roles and apprenticeships

✨ Exploring their creativity in video editing, music making, film making, and beyond!

To make this program truly exceptional, we have partnered with creatives from diverse industries who provide invaluable feedback on participants' projects during the program.

Qualification: City And Guilds accredited – Badge including overview of topics covered during sessions.

Age Range(s)

  • 18 – 24

Who to contact

Contact Name
Meghan Dyer
Contact Position
Partnerships Manager
Catch22 TikTok Creative Academy Information Page

Where to go


Virtual training via Teams 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Time of day
Session Information
Three online sessions per week for 4 weeks


Referral Details

Self Referral or refer on behalf of a person.

Details need to be sent to Partnerships Manager - 

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Other notes

Eligibility criteria:  • 18 – 24 years old  • Not in full time education, employment and training  • Internet access  • Interested in gaining a role in the Creative Industry


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
No cost to join the programme completely funded by TikTok