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New project in Scotland boosts production skills

Two women working in television production. An image from the flyer promoting the project (available to download).

28 October 2010

The BECTU Scottish Freelance Learning and Skills Development project has delivered training to more than 60 freelances working in television in its first few months.

The project which is supported by the STUC and the European Social Fund is focussed on strengthening the freelance skills base in Scotland -  from producers to crew - so that commissioners who want to make programmes in Scotland have the skills they need in Scotland.  

Michael Wilson, project manager, is working with broadcasters and production companies, freelance crew and drama producers to help the industry in Scotland to achieve its full potential by investing in skills and developing people close to home. 

If you'd like to find out more about the project or future training opportunities email Download the project flyer.

Producers Taster Scheme

On 22 October, the project invited applications for the Skillset-sponsored Producers Taster Scheme, an opportunity for paid learning over an eight week period designed to develop future drama and comedy producers in Scotland. The deadline for applications is Thursday 18 November.


Amended 9 November 2010.

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