Free bitesize vocational learning

Join us on the latest iteration of the bitesize online training programme. We offer interactive courses to hone your professional and personal skills.

Our live programme will be supplemented by blogs written by our expert trainers. These will be published on the Bectu Linkedin pages so please do follow us on there to see further vital information on how you can develop your skills.

We also have a library of recorded videos and podcasts available to Bectu members covering topics from career support to digital skills.

Courses available

Do your job, do it well, do no harm. Learn how to work best with vulnerable contributors with Jo Healey

Mental Health Support for Freelancers/self-employed with Alison Surtees

Mental Health Awareness and Self-care with Sarah McCaffrey

Do your job, do it well, do no harm. Learn how to work best with vulnerable contributors with Jo Healey

How to achieve a healthy working environment in Film & TV

Managing Stress and Mental Health on a Production with Matt Longley


Feedback and questions

For further information please contact Sam Murphy, our vocational programme co-ordinator.

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

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’)