the media and entertainment union
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Welcome to the Training and Development section of the BECTU website. 

These pages are for:
  1. BECTU union representatives, local branch officers and union activists 
  2. Members who want to develop their careers through education & training
  3. People who are not BECTU members but want to find out more
Reps courses

This section is about trade union education for reps, branch officers and activists.


Union Learning Projects are funded to support freelance skills, employability and professional development & training. They are time limited and have specific objectives; funding varies from project to project.

Career Development Courses

On this page you will find the core programme for freelance vocational courses to be run at BECTU head office. New and additional courses will be added throughout the year.

Creative Industries Safety Passport

The Creative Industries Safety Passport is an IOSH accredited 1-day safety course designed by BECTU to help our members work safely and be able to prove their competence.

Emergency First Aid

We work with Lazarus Training to offer a one day first aid in the office and studio certificate valid for three years.

Creative Skillset Certificate in Temporary Electrical Systems (BS7909)

The SCiTES has been created for all of those working with temporary power, particularly (but not exclusively) in the broadcast/film, theatre, festivals, shows and exhibition industries.

Editing Courses

We offer a series of editing courses in our learning centre at BECTU Head Office including Adobe Photoshop & Movie Magic Scheduling.

IT For All

We regularly run all levels of IT including training for social media .

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