Bectu Vision: Short Courses

BECTU Vision short courses support the training needs of freelance film and television practitioners in Scotland, with a focus on scripted production.  We aim to make Scottish film & television workplaces safer and fairer whilst developing a skilled and supported workforce.

Our courses are free of charge and priority for places is given to BECTU members so if you’re not a member yet, join today and enjoy the many benefits of union membership.


Scottish Mental Health First Aid  //  8 & 11 November 2019  // Glasgow  // Applications Closed

2-day course. Learn skills to help you make a difference in a mental health crisis.


Hit the Ground Running

Aviemore – 14 & 15 Nov  //  Edinburgh – 28 & 29 Nov   // Glasgow – 5 & 6 Dec  // Applications Closed

2-day intensive and interactive training for new entrants.


Excel for Film & TV  //  date tbc  //  Glasgow  // Register Interest

Making spreadsheets work for you and your department.


Getting Organised  //  22 November 2019  //  Glasgow  //  Applications Closed

Time, career and stress management.


Finance for Freelancers  //  23 November 2019   //  Glasgow  //  APPLY NOW

Making the most of your money.


Looking After Your Team  //  30 November 2019  // Glasgow //  APPLY NOW

Motivating, mentoring and managing your team.


First Aid at Work  //  11-13 December 2019  //  Glasgow //  APPLY NOW

3-day Health & Safety Executive accredited course.


Practical Accredited (Children’s) Regulation Training   //  24 January 2020  //  Glasgow  //  Register Interest

City & Guilds Qualification.


Movie Magic Scheduling  //   27 & 28 January 2020  //  Glasgow // Register Interest

2-day course on the how and why of this industry standard scheduling software.


Movie Magic Budgeting   // 29-31 January 2020 //  Glasgow  //  Register Interest

3-day course the how and why of this industry standard budgeting software.


Script Development & Editing with John Yorke*   //  Date 9-10 January 2020  //  Glasgow  //  Register Interest


Our short courses programme is funded by a partnership of:

Scottish Union Learning and the Scottish Government.

* This course is supported by Screen Scotland, Scottish Union Learning, ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions and BBC in partnership with BECTU

Available Dates

Please see the links above to book onto the Bectu Vision shortcourses.