Short Courses

Part of Bectu Vision

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 and television workplaces safer, fairer and greener while developing a skilled and supported workforce.

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Applications Open

BECTU Vision training courses are funded by Scottish Union learning and provided free of charge to freelance film and television practitioners based in Scotland. All of our courses will be delivered online unless specified otherwise. Places are allocated via an application process with priority for BECTU Members.  Not a member yet? Join today! 


Click the titles below to apply for each course. If you are interested in a course but can’t make the date advertised, please email [email protected] to note your interest.

Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in Film & TV  Thursday 3 February 2022, 10:00-16:00. Guidance on promoting positive mental wellbeing on set and recognising when colleagues may need support.

Application deadline: 9am, Tuesday 18 January 2022

Applications Closed

Please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist, or to register interest in the course for future dates.

Personal Cyber Security

Thursday 20 January 2022, 10:00-12:00. How to protect your laptop and devices from common cyber security attacks.

Introduction to Final Draft 12

Saturday 22 January 2022, 09:00-13:00. How to use Final Draft screenwriting software to format and amend scripts using recognised industry procedures.

Safe Management of Productions

Thursday 27 January 2022, 10:00-16:00. Industry standard accredited risk assessment training.

Coming soon

Register your interest and we’ll notify you when we open for applications. 

Scottish Mental Health First Aid – 2 day in-person training course.

Microsoft Excel – learn how to use spreadsheets.

Recent Courses

  • Disability Awareness for Film & TV
  • Movie Magic Budgeting
  • Movie Magic Scheduling
  • Creative Thinking for Film & TV Freelancers
  • Mental Health Risk Assessment in Film & TV
  • What’s New in Movie Magic Budgeting 10
  • Working Collaboratively with Google Drive
  • TV Research Skills
  • ScreenSkills Leadership & Management Essentials
  • Finance for Freelancers
  • Networking & Social Media Skills
  • Introduction to Safeguarding Children
  • Physical Resilience for Crew
  • Hit the Ground Running
  • What’s New in Vectorworks 2022
  • Practical Strategies for Tackling Bullying & Harassment
  • Sustainable Resilience for Film & TV Freelancers
  • Practical Accredited (Children’s) Regulations Training
  • Data Detox
  • Job Share Coaching for Production Roles
  • Working with Intimacy Co-ordinators
  • Neurodiversity Awareness for Film & TV
  • Managing Team Mental Wellbeing
  • Introduction to OctopusPMI
  • Knowledge Exchange: Implementing COVID-19 Protocols
  • Flexible working for film and TV
  • COVID-19 marshal training for film and TV
  • Planning for VFX
  • HSE First Aid at Work
  • Creating a Sustainable Plan for Hair & Make Up and Costume
  • Script Editing & Development with John Yorke
  • Controlling Freelance Finances In Uncertain Times
  • Knowledge Exchange: Sustainable Production
  • Building Your (Inner) Strengths
  • Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in Film and TV
  • Introduction to Final Draft 11
  • Overcoming Overload
  • Planning For Your Future
  • Managing Covid-19 Risk on Production
  • Covid-19 Supervisor Training
  • Afro Hair Texture: Bitesize Masterclass
  • Vectorworks: Foundation
  • Sustainable Resilience for Freelancers
  • Looking After Your Team – Bitesize
  • Equality, Inclusion & Unconscious Bias
  • Budgeting Basics
  • Rethinking Stress
  • Personal Cyber Security

Our short course programme is funded by a partnership of
Scottish Union Learning and the Scottish Government.