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Northern Training Schedule 2018

We are pleased to announce our Northern Training Programme until December 2018 with some of our core courses for members across the North. 

NA 7909

To kick start the year, we are now ready to deliver on the newly established and accredited NA7909 for Electrical Systems. This training supersedes the BS7909, and leads to a formal City and Guilds Qualification. For those who already have a BS7909, you can convert to the C&G, by doing the one day course. For those new to the training, the three-day course is in full. We are working in partnership with NAPIT and Premier Training, with James Eade, who has been at the centre of their development, delivering the training. 

Full details of the 3-day programme can be found on our website here 

Full details of the 1-day programme can be found on our website here

To book your place, use the links below, which will take you to the relevant Eventbrite links.

North West - Oldham 

 C&G7909 September 5-7th 3 day full course

C&G7909 September 4th 1 day


We have delivered our Creative Industry Safety Passport (CRISP), one day training, that is suitable for both those who are renewing their accreditation, or taking it for the first time. Full details of the CRISP for those who are unfamiliar, can be found here. We have now delivered this course in Salford and Leeds, and if you are interested in future courses, please email me to go on teh reserve list for the North,

Feature Film Production Management

We have now established our Epression of Interest for Feature Film Production Management Training, which takes place in Manchester in August and London in November. If you woudl like to apply for the training, you need 2 credits on feature films, or a feature and High End TV Drama credit. Complete the EOI form here, to see if you qualify for the training. On approval you will be sent links direct to book the modules. For full details of the programme you can check the module descriptions here.

Post Production Training

I have been working with Media City Training to support the many of you who contact me regards post production training. This has resulted in the offer of a 20% discount for BECTU Members who book on thier programmes, please let e know if you book, so i can ensure this is followed up.

Finance for Freelance

If you are a freelance but still have not managed to get your head around the whole money issue, tax, VAT, running a small business and what you can claim, then Finance for Freelance course is now running in Salford on July 17th, if ou want to book your place, you can click the link here. Places are filling up so book up soon.

Mental Health First Aid

Over the coming period, I will be setting up a Mental Health First Aid course for Freelance in Manchester, BECTU members are actively encouraged to make the most of this course, over two days, to support their own development, but also to help with others you may crew with during difficult times, who may need some support.

IAG and One to One Support

Finally, as ever, I am still delivering one to one sessions, for anyone wanting advice or support around training, development, career or wellbeing, and will re-instigate my drop-in days for bookings soon. I plan to try and do one a quarter at least, outside of direct requests from members. If you have any other training requirements, or ideas for training programmes.