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Bitesize training: New beginnings and communications skills: 22 April – 4 June

The next phase of the union’s CPD support is targeted on developing your career in the creatives industries. For those seeking a career in the Film and TV industries, there is a 3-day blended course called “Lights, Training, Action” film. Or for those embarking on a new stage in their career of self-employment/freelancing, there is a 2-part online course plus a range of stand-alone subject specific sessions covering the key skills of: digital communication, networking, finances plus managing your well-being and resilience. There are also some in-depth sessions exploring British Sign Language skills.  Many of these sessions are free to members, however, a number, which attract external accreditation or 2- parts with a year’s level of support, have a small course fee.

Intro to AI Tools like ChatGPT (inc how to Optimise TikTok and Instagram) with Liz Hardwick
Monday 22 April | 9.30-12.30

Intro to Excel 365 with Liz Hardwick
Monday 22 April | 1.30-3.30
Book  HERE

Self-Promotion for Success with Liz Hardwick
Tuesday 23 April | 10.00-12.00
Book  HERE

Creative Art & Gaming using Digital with Liz Hardwick
Tuesday 23 April | 1.00-3.00
Book  HERE

Introduction into Research with Pamela Relton
Wednesday 24 April | 10.00-12.00
Book  HERE

Intro to BSL – deaf Awareness, Fingerspelling & BSL work themed with Sign-confident
Monday 25 or Tuesday 26 April | 10.00-1.00

Half day Mental Health First Aid with Alison Surtees
Saturday 11 May | 9.30-1.30
Book  HERE

Beyond Redundancy 2-part course with David Thomas
Part 1: Monday 13 May / Part 2: Monday 20 May | 10.00-12.00

Networking for Freelancers with David Thomas
Tuesday 4 June | 10.00-12.00
Book HERE     

IPAF and PASMA training:

Bectu members’ discount
Members seeking Nationwide Platform training are eligible for a 15% discount on all Nationwide Platforms courses and PASMA courses. To secure the 15% discount, please contact the union’s Education and Skills Team via [email protected] including your Bectu membership number and you will be provided with code to quote to access the discount for any course.

Nationwide Platforms require you to telephone on 01455 552800 to confirm the discount. Please note that the Nationwide Platforms portal cannot accept the code.

Check out our library of recorded videos and podcasts available to Bectu members covering topics from career support to digital skills.