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The BECTU Vision project is focused on delivering training opportunities to the freelance film and TV workforce based and working in Scotland. We would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions for courses you think would be useful to you, your department, and the wider industry. Please email vision@bectu.org.uk with any feedback or comments.

BECTU Vision offers training for film and TV freelances in Scotland.

Key criteria: in the main, these courses are open to applications from working professionals both living and working in Scotland. Most courses are free.

Those selected to take part will be subject to payment of a £50 late notice cancellation/no show fee. Courses places are precious so only book if you are committed to taking part. Priority is given to BECTU members. Queries about BECTU Vision should be addressed to Alison Goring, project manager.

Risk Management & Assessment for Film & TV Production

Date:                          Friday 10 November 2017
                                   10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Venue:                        citizenM, 60 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3BW

This course is a must-have, widely recognised as basic training for freelancers working in production.  It provides a broad overview of the risks involved with Film and TV production work, hazard identification, risk assessment, good health and safety management, working safely with contractors and the legal framework.   Serious injuries and fatalities regularly occur on television and film shoots.  Even seemingly innocuous situations and scenarios can result in serious accidents.  If a serious accident happens the persons ultimately responsible for the shoot can end up in court, as can the individuals involved.  A risk assessment should be done for any filming activity and training will include the use of an industry standard Risk Assessment template and training in how to complete it.
 
As each individual is responsible for, not only their own personal health and safety but also the results of their actions in relation to the health and safety of others, particularly as they move into senior roles, it is vital that they have training and understanding of legislation in this area.

The course is approved by The Production Safety Passport Governance Group / Creative Skillset


Who is the course for?
This course is for people working within film and television production.  It is for those interested in expanding their learning beyond basic health and safety knowledge, especially for those workers who may be looking to move into management roles in the future.

For more information and to apply for Risk Management & Assessment for Film & TV Production simply click this link for more information and an online application. The deadline for applications is 09.30 am on Friday 27 October

 

Final Draft

Date:                          Friday 10 November 2017
                                   10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Venue:                        citizenM, 60 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3BW

 

As the #1 selling scriptwriting package and used by 90% of screenwriters, Final Draft easily qualifies as the industry-standard script writing software package.
 
This hands-on, one day course will combine practical software training with industry best practice in script formatting and amending. After successful completion of this session, participants will have the skills required to use the software efficiently to write, format and amend scripts using recognised industry procedures.
 
Practical exercises will be used throughout to give participants the opportunity to put the learning into practice.

Who is the course for?
We expect applicants from those who work in a variety of scripted content genres (including drama, comedy, drama/documentary and feature film) and from mixed roles including Production and Assistant Production Coordinator, Production Secretary, Script Secretary. Screenwriters too may find the course of relevance.

For more information and to apply for Final Draft simply click this link for more information and an online application. The deadline for applications is 09.30 am on Friday 27 October

 

  • This is your chance to increase your skills and put yourself in a position where you can compete for top level employment opportunities.  
  • We feel passionately about training to sustain the quality of skills within the industry and to continue the UK tradition of producing industry practitioners who are amongst the best in the world.    

And the courses are free….!

  
    
Other courses coming soon:

 November:
- Risk Management and Assessment for Film & TV Production
- Final Draft
- Introduction to Excel

December:
- 1st Aid at Work (3 days)

Early 2018
- 1st Aid at Work (3 days)Hit the Ground Running (2 days) Edinburgh & Glasgow
- Finance for Freelancers
- Marketing & Networking for Freelancers
- Script editing with John Yorke


You can register your interest in attending any of these courses by leaving your details here and we will ensure you know when they're open for applications.

These courses are funded by Scottish Union Learning and Development Funds. This training is brought to you by BECTU ~ promoting Union Learning.

More information         

To make sure you hear about future training opportunities and news subscribe to the BECTU Vision mailing list HERE 

Questions about training courses offered through BECTU Vision should be addressed to Alison Goring, project manager at vision@bectu.org.uk

Last page update 16 October 2017.

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