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Useful Organisations

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)

The ASA is the UK’s independent frontline regulator of ads by legitimate businesses and other organisations in all media, including online. Its purpose is to make sure ads are responsible and its ambition is to make every UK ad a responsible ad. 

The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising

The IPA is the industry body and professional institute of UK advertising agencies and acts as spokesman for its members in matters such as representing them on issues of common concern, as well as speaking on their behalf in negotiations with media bodies, government departments and Unions and media owners.

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Discover! Creative Careers

Discover Creative Careers is a government-funded, industry-led programme working to ensure there is a larger and more diverse intake of talent into the creative industries.

The Ideas Foundation

IF bridges the gap between the creative industries and secondary education by working with over 100 schools in the UK to run engaging projects which aim to teach students real skills that can be transferred into the creative industries.

Livity

For 21 years, Livity has been working exclusively with youth audiences, so they don’t just understand hype behaviour and what the latest TikTok trend is, but know what fundamentally matters to young people.

UPRISER by Saatchi & Saatchi

This programme matchmakes creative companies with UK secondary schools and provides an open-source playbook to facilitate meaningful and sustained partnerships.

Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education

Known as IfATE, they work with employers to develop, approve, review and revise apprenticeships and technical qualifications.

GOV.UK

GOV.UK is an official platform for finding government services and information. They have a microsite specific to giving resources and support on apprenticeships, as well as actual apprenticeship opportunities to browse through.

Creative Lives in Progress

Creative Lives in Progress (formerly Lecture in Progress) is an inclusive creative careers resource, on a mission to transform the way emerging talent access, understand and connect with the industry.

English and Media Centre

Information on a range of teacher and pupil resources on the web.

Internet Matters

Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online.

NSPCC

The NSPCC has created a number of useful resources explaining how and why young people can stay safe online.

Institute of Data & Marketing

The IDM is an organisation that exists to support, encourage and improve marketing performance with development programmes. They offer both IRL and online courses and qualifications to advance your marketing knowledge or boost your skills.

British Film Institute (BFI)

The BFI promotes understanding and appreciation of Britain’s film and television heritage and culture. For example, BFI education has activities, resources and services that are directly relevant to teaching and learning about moving image media.

Insafe

Insafe is a European network, comprised of 31 national awareness centres. Each one implements awareness and educational campaigns, runs a helpline, and works to ensure an evidence-based, multi-stakeholder approach to creating a better internet.

Ofcom

Ofcom regulates the TV and radio sectors, fixed line telecoms, mobiles, postal services, and the airwaves over which wireless devices operate. They have produced activity sheets for 8-11 year-olds.

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