From finance to first aid: Last minute places still available on 2019 Bectu Freelance Vocational courses

1 October 2019

Make sure you don’t miss out on the last spaces available on these Freelance Vocational courses in the BECTU sector office.

Take time out to to empower yourself in your career.

Beyond Redundancy – Setting Up as a Sole Trader

Tuesday 15 October

If you’ve been employed, are going through redundancy and want to set up as self- employed, this is the course you can’t afford to miss. Setting up on your own is daunting when you’ve not done it before. So we go through ways to organise yourself, how to get to grips with the big changes coming up in taxation, and plenty of short cuts so that you can hit the ground running.


Build A Website In A Day

Tuesday 5 November

In the space of one day, you can go from having a business to having an online business, allowing you to be putting your services in front of customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! We will show you how to create and promote a website at no cost with Then once your website’s up and running, we’ll show you how to make sure people are looking at it. You will leave with a functioning website which you can continue to develop for your business.


Finance For Freelancers

Tuesday 19 November

Creating a secure financial footing for your freelance career, particularly in difficult economic times, will leave you free to concentrate on being brilliant! This one day workshop shows you how to keep within the regulations and not waste time, whilst making the most of your finances. We’ll take a look at the tax system, work out what National Insurance is for, and take the terror out of cash flow planning, record-keeping and VAT.


Maximising Your Online Presence

Monday 25 November

This one day workshop provides a great opportunity for those who are just starting out with their online promotions and want to know more, and also for those who already have an online presence but are not seeing results. It covers how to manage your online reputation; helps you get to grips with social media, mobile and location based services; and looks at your conversations and communications online and how they connect with the offline (real) world.


Emergency First Aid at Work

Thursday 28 November

This is a one day course delivered by Lazarus Training and is valid for 3 years. It is specifically tailored for creative industries workers. This course could improve your employability as well as your safety and that of your work colleagues by improving the first aid cover on a call sheet.

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