Free bitesize vocational learning

The bitesize online vocational program is currently paused for a refresh and restructure. In the meantime, visit our array of digital recordings and please do give us some feedback on the program to date: Survey link

Digital Recordings to complement our live Bitesize sessions listed below, there is now an expanding library of recorded videos and podcasts available to Bectu members covering career support, creative technical skills, digital skills and mental health and wellbeing.

Saturday 17 July – 10:00-13.00

Equality and wellbeing training workshop

If you are in a position of authority or have any hiring power in film and television, then this training is for you. Funded by the British Film Commission as part of their focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as well as Mental Health and Wellbeing for the UK film and TV workforce.

Book here

Tuesday 20 July – 10:00-12.00

Finance for freelancers with David Thomas

David Thomas, trainer in freelance finances and networking, hosts this seminar explaining how to keep finances under control from a freelancer’s point of view; how to stick to the regulations and not waste time procrastinating.

Book here

Wednesday 21 July – 10:00-12.00

Ready to step up? – looking at management skills with Kate Antoniou and Amie Tridgell

As your responsibilities become greater, or you feel ready to take a step up to the next level, you will find yourself managing more people or more elements of your project. This session takes a look at what taking that step up means from the perspective of your new position managing people or larger budgets. What skills does a manager need?

Book here

Thursday 22 July – 10:00-12.00

Location department with Amie Tridgell

Ever wondered about joining the location dept?  This session with location manager Amie Tridgell will look at the roles within the department and key tasks expected at each level. We will take a look at script breakdowns, parking plans and scouting and their relevance at every step of the way.

Book here

Please read: Session attendance and etiquette

To get the most from these training sessions, please ensure you have downloaded the latest version of Zoom. Unless otherwise stated, we require your webcam to be active.

To enable widest possible opportunities for all members, please do not sign up for repeat sessions. Also if you are unable to attend a booked session, please cancel in advance: a no-show means an unused opportunity for another member!

Zoom details for sessions are sent to members approximately one hour prior to the start time. Make sure when you are booking your place you enter a current email address.

Each training session is scheduled for two hours, including time for questions and trainee participation. Please ensure you can commit to the whole session.

For quality assurance, we have placed limits on the number of trainee spaces in each session.

Presentations or support documents will be distributed after your session. Don’t forget to give us feedback too.

Please do not record training sessions or share the Zoom link.

When organising your Zoom account/profile, please ensure your display name​ clearly shows the name you registered on our Eventbrite pages​. If your display name is unclear or uses a more familiar ‘handle’ at odds with the details on our register, the training officer may require you to confirm your registration details during the session. (You can do this in-session by clicking ‘Participants’; hovering your cursor over your display name; clicking ‘More’; and then ‘Rename’)

If you have any questions or work to submit to a trainer, please email Tracy Thornton in Bectu’s education and skills team.