Supporting skills and training in the UK’s screen industries
ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for behind-the-camera roles in the UK screen industries, runs or commissions a range of training programmes to address skills needs in the sector – working closely with partners like The Bottle Yard Studios and Bristol Film Office.
The Training and opportunities directory on the website is constantly updated with what is currently available and you can also find free e-learning on subjects such as mental health awareness, tackling harassment and bullying behaviours, unconscious bias and Covid safety. There is also the Information and resources directory which includes useful information from organisations across the sector.
For anyone looking to get into film and television, there is also the Starting your career part of the website, including hundreds of descriptions of roles and the routes to them under Job profiles. ScreenSkills Select is a programme of industry endorsement for screen-related courses in further and higher education.
The ScreenSkills Jobs Board invites employers and hirers to submit off-screen opportunities in the screen industries for positions at all experience levels. Submissions are not vetted but ScreenSkills expects industry to abide by best practice in their hires. Opportunities are tagged by region so you can search for South West-based opportunities. If you’re an employer looking to submit a job posts for inclusion, contact email@example.com.
There is more information about ScreenSkills and what they do on their About us page. You can sign up online to receive newsletters and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. ScreenSkills are funded by industry contributions to the ScreenSkills Skills Funds – Animation, Children’s TV, High-end TV, Film and Unscripted TV – by the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds to deliver its Future Film Skills strategy, and Arts Council England.
For information about ScreenSkills courses being delivered online, or in person in other parts of the UK, view the full Training and opportunities directory.