Welcome to

    Introduction to
    TICE International

    TICE International is a great way to bring international schools and UK industry-focused creative, design and digital projects to young learners. All project briefs are supported and co-designed by the TICE team and professional designers and creatives from companies throughout the UK, working on a universal creative platform. In addition, engaged in various projects are UK higher educational institutions willing to support feedback alongside creative professionals with submissions from classrooms across the globe.

    How does it work?

    TICE International is an annual subscription-based service exclusively for international schools interested in providing their students access to ‘live projects’ co-written by creative professionals and brands worldwide. Each school can choose the level of subscription they require and select from a wide range of portfolio enhancing briefs.


    All project briefs are aimed Year 9/ Grade 8 and above. TICE International is particularly suited to students who are pursuing or exploring a creative, design or digital future and applying for creative courses at university. With now over 82% of international students applying to U.K or U.S.A higher educational institutions, young people and universities alike are looking for exciting, trend driven and industry led portfolio work to help them stand out.

    Professional feedback, exclusive TICE projects

    For students, TICE International can help develop their core skills and an appreciation for cultural creative diversity, develop their portfolios with unique industry-led projects and gather feedback from professionals in their fields. For teachers, international collaboration is a useful way of growing professionally, developing industry contacts and sharing knowledge and employer engagement with an international audience.

    Choose your subscription

    Once subscribed, each school will be given access to their account with personal login details. Within each account will be the projects for this academic year, guidelines, resources list and online tutorials.

    Annual Subscriptions start from as little as £995 giving immediate access to projects written by worldwide brands, organisations and industry professionals for young people.

    Please complete the TICE International Form, for further queries, sample projects and to discuss tailored provision.


    Level one subscription accessing a range of creative, design and digital projects. Submissions set to showcase online.
    • Annual Subscription
    • Project Support
    • Up to 2 industry Projects
    • Deadline for submission
    • Showcase project work
    • Full administration
    • Aimed at Year 9+

    Level two - Professional Package

    Level two subscription accessing 6 projects, submission deadlines and feedback from creative professionals and/or higher educational institutions.
    • Annual Subscription
    • Project Support
    • Up to 4 industry projects
    • Deadline for submission
    • Feedback from industry
    • Feedback from HEI's
    • Showcase project work
    • Full administration
    • Aimed at Year 9+

    Level three - Premium Package

    Level three subscription accessing 9 projects, submission deadlines and feedback from creative professionals and/or higher educational institutions. This includes a visit to the school and a complimentary UK Creative Industries workshop for the students involved.
    • Annual Subscription
    • Project Support
    • Up to 6 industry projects
    • Deadline for submission
    • Feedback from industry
    • Feedback from HEI's
    • Showcase project work
    • School visit
    • In-school workshop
    • Full administration
    • Aimed at Year 9+

    How is it delivered?
    Each TICE International project is delivered by a series of online tutorials that you can access at any time. Your school can choose when to deliver each project. This may be as a co-curricular activity (CCA), in lessons, activity weeks or after school clubs.

    How many staff will it take to support the projects?
    We need one person to be the project lead in school. This person will be our point of contact during each project brief. The delivery of the tutorials and student research can easily be monitored by one staff member however depending on the project brief, you may want staff with specialist creative skills involved.

    How long is each project?
    We have given guidelines in hours for each project on individual project briefs. It should not take more than 15-20 hours per project over a series of weeks or days, depending on how your school choose the deliver each project.


    Who is TICE?
    TICE is a UK national award-winning creative organisation that works with businesses, schools, colleges and universities to give young people a taste of the opportunities that exist within commercial creative, design and digital industries.

    What year groups are suitable for TICE International?
    TICE International is more suited to students in Year 9/Grade 8 or above. It is perfect for young people who are developing creative portfolios, wanting to enhance UCAS forms and looking for unique employer led projects to engage in.

    Project Areas to explore:
    With TICE, young people can explore the worlds of: Fashion, Textiles, Music, Photography, Software Development, Graphic design, Illustration, Creative enterprise, Creative writing, Film, Digital Media, Animation and more…

    How to get started?






    Frequently asked questions

    For any questions or queries, please visit our FAQ's page. You will find the answers to the questions we get asked the most about TICE International.


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