SKILLS AND TRAINING​ 

TRC Media – SuperSizer

TV Training Body

SuperSizer, which first launched in 2017, equips Development Executives who produce factual, factual entertainment or specialist factual programmes with the skills, knowledge, and connections to create bold, inspiring ideas and formats that have the potential to scale and return and transform indies in the Nations and Regions. Previous contributors to the programme have included BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV, Sky and Netflix.

As well as gaining exclusive access to leading broadcasters and commissioners, delegates will receive training on a variety of topics such as pitching, personal branding and persuasion and negotiation skills.

Women in Film and TV – Mentorship

Film Industry Body / TV Industry Body

The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is a programme designed for women looking to take a significant step in their career. We have four dedicated regions that our schemes cover: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
We encourage applications from all disciplines and areas of the film

TRC Media – Training

Training Provider & TV Production Company

TRC deliver high-end training for individuals and businesses working in the broadcast and digital sectors.

The Production Guild – training courses

Film Industry Body / TV Industry Body

At The Production Guild of Great Britain we ensure our members are informed with the latest industry news, offers networking opportunities, training and events programme.
All our training is delivered by top film and TV professionals at the cutting edge of production. Courses are designed specifically to meet the needs of all grades in production, accounts, locations, assistant directing, post-production and VFX. Supported by our bespoke virtual learning environment (VLE) trainees get access to a learning community and additional resources to ensure they are industry ready.

The Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme

TV Industry body / Film Industry Body

You are eligible for this scheme if you are a UK resident and currently have two professional credits but less than three years’ cumulative experience in your chosen department: Camera, Sound, Edit, Production Office, Art, Costume, AD, Script Supervisor, Locations, Hair & MakeUp, VFX. The Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme is a professional development programme designed to support trainees working behind the camera in High End TV drama and film. Over ten one-day workshops you will receive a range of professional support that will help you present yourself professionally, and successfully manage a freelance career. Sessions include:
CV and cover letter writing
Career strategy and negotiation
Managing your finances as a freelancer
Networking skills
Resilience and well-being

TRC Media – Factual Fast Track

TV Training Body

Factual Fast Track is a reputation-building career development programme that fast tracks established, ambitious, Producers and Series Producers to move up the career ladder and work on larger scale and higher budget productions.

TRC Media – International Horizons

Training Provider

International Horizons is a professional development programme that gives senior executives the knowledge, skills and expertise needed to get a competitive edge on the global stage. You should be a Senior Executive/Owner/MD or have a very strong track record in ideas development looking to expand your knowledge of the international market. Be experienced in developing and/or selling ideas from factual/specialist factual/factual entertainment/scripted. Have secured at least one network commission

The Independent Film Trust – Elevate Writers Room

Film Industry Body

Brought to you by the Ascend Collective and The Independent Film Trust, Elevate is a 7 week scriptwriters course running from April 5th to May 21st that aims to provide ethnically diverse female and non-binary scriptwriters with tools to help them elevate to the next professional stage in their careers. 3 screenwriters will be chosen to work withJanet Awe, focusing on key elements such as writer’s voice, structure, storylines and characters, in order to craft their script into a professional piece ready for submitting to agents, production companies and/or commissioners. A further 10 scriptwriters, from any discipline, will attend a range of Q&A sessions with Guest Writers and Professionals within the industry, covering sessions on pitching and commissioning, writing for theatre, radio and screen and much more.

The Network

TV Training Body

The Network is a free intensive introduction to working in the TV industry. Earn one of the 60 places on The Network and you’ll spend 4 days learning practical TV making skills from top programme makers, giving you a taster of what it’s really like to work in television.
The Network takes place in Edinburgh in August every year. The scheme is completely free (including your accommodation and food). It is open to all – you don’t need any qualifications or work experience in TV, but you do need a genuine passion for TV and an ambition to work in the industry.

The BAFTA UK scholarship programme

Film Industry Body / TV Industry Body

British citizens in need of financial assistance to take eligible undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK (eligible course list on website). Each BAFTA Scholar receives between £5,000 to £12,000 towards their annual course fees (if undertaking postgraduate study) or towards living expenses (for undergraduate courses)

The GBCT Trainee Scheme

TV Industry Body / Film Industy Body

The GBCT Camera Trainee programme is aimed at future technicians who want to work predominantly on fiction productions. The Guild has been running its Trainee scheme for several years now. To ensure relevance and to meet industry needs, the GBCT Board has developed a more inclusive and flexible programme that involves a great number of Guild members to teach and further support trainees – as well as ensure that the skills gained meet the highest GBCT standards.

The Group Effort Initiative

TV & Film Training Body

The Group Effort Initiative exists to create a pipeline for members of the BIPOC and other marginalized communities to get real experience towards a lasting career within the entertainment industry. 10-30 trainees working in various roles, learning from professionals on a movie set.

Talking Point

TV & Film Training Body

Talking Point is a film and television industry training provider, running a wide range of courses and programmes for those wanting to work in the industry and those who are already established in their department.

Sgil Cymru – STEPPING UP

TV & Film Training Body

Our STEPPING UP programme is a rare opportunity for professionals already working in the industry to advance in their career, and also for those highly trained qualified specialists who want to move across to TV. The training scheme will be tailored to the individual according to their needs, and each participant will undertake a placement or course lasting no longer than 10 weeks or receive a training allowance for the entire period.
Whether you’re a Production Secretary wanting to step up to Production Coordinator, an AD wanting to move up a grade, or an electrician wanting to move into television production, we want to hear from you. Tell us what you need for your step up and why.

Sharp Project – SharpFutures

Others

SharpFutures is a social enterprise that supports diverse talent into employment in the creative digital and tech sectors.
By offering a range of interventions including Apprenticeships, Work Experience and Volunteering, SharpFutures nurture the transition into work, whilst responding to the fluctuating needs of creative digital businesses.

Sky Work – graduates, intern, apprentice

Broadcaster

Sky News. Sky Sports. Make Up. Creative. Journalism. Production. Whichever team you experience in Media, you’re guaranteed to make some pretty exciting stories.

Soho Editors

Others

Join us for Free Webinars that we are now offering once a month! Quickly learn the latest tips and tricks in the industries latest software’s from the professionals.

ScreenSkills bursaries: apply for funding to progress your career

TV & Film Training Body

A ScreenSkills bursary is a cash grant to remove the obstacles to getting into the screen industries or progressing your career once you’re in. You can apply for money to pay for most things that relate to work and continuing professional development, such as training fees, accommodation, care, disability access costs, equipment, software and travel.

Sgil Cymru – Apprenticeships

TV & Film Training Body

As well as training with Sgil Cymru at Pinewood Studio Wales in Cardiff, the apprentices have and will be working in lots of different jobs – including camera, post-production, casting, art department, costume, production, graphic design and special effects.

Screen Scotland – Outlander Training Programme

Film Industry Body / TV Industry Body

Since Outlander began filming in Scotland in 2014, Screen Scotland, Outlander and ScreenSkills have co-funded a traineeships programme across all departments including camera, costume, design, assistant director, art department, effects and production – to approximately twenty trainees per series.