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

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Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in Film and TV
Help yourself and others with mental health awareness training for crew members.
Thursday 21 January 2021, 0900-1300
APPLY by 9am, 11 January 2021

Building Your (Inner) Strengths
Identifying your strengths can enhance your wellbeing, improve your relationships, lower distress and boost your confidence.
Thursday 28 January 2021, 1000-1200
APPLY by 9am, 18 January 2021​

Knowledge Exchange: Sustainable Production
Share experiences and ideas about how we can promote more sustainable practice on productions.
Saturday 30 January 2021, 1000-1130

Controlling Freelance Finances In Uncertain Times
How to assess your current situation, set budgets and estimate future finances.
Tuesday 2 February 2021 1000-1200
APPLY by 9am, 18 January 2021​

Script Editing & Development with John Yorke
A tour through story structure basics, the most common narrative techniques, and how to apply them.
2-day course: 3 & 4 February 2021
APPLY by 9am, 18 January 2021​

Creating a Sustainable Plan for Hair & Make Up and Costume
Personal and professional impacts of the climate emergency and building the roadmap for sustainability.
Saturday 13 February 2021, 1000-1200
APPLY by 9am, 2 February 2021

HSE First Aid at Work
3-day blended learning course with a mix of online and hands-on training.
15,16 & 19 February 2021, 0930-1630
APPLY by 9am, 18 January 2021

Knowledge Exchange: Implementing COVID-19 Protocols
Join H&S Consultants Mairi Ritchie & Graeme Douglas to share experience of filming with COVID-19 Protocols.
Saturday 20 February 2021 1000-1130

Bectu Vision at the Glasgow Film Festival
March 2021
Watch this space for updates​


  • Physical Resilience for Desk-Based Crew
  • Introduction to Final Draft 11
  • Overcoming Overload
  • Planning For Your Future
  • Networking & Social Media Skills for Freelancers
  • Safe Management of Productions inc. Covid-19 Protocols
  • Managing Covid-19 Risk on Production
  • Covid-19 Supervisor Training
  • Physical Resilience for On-set Crew
  • Afro Hair Texture: Bitesize Masterclass
  • Movie Magic Budgeting
  • Movie Magic Scheduling
  • Research Skills
  • Vectorworks: Foundation
  • Sustainable Resilience for Freelancers
  • Looking After Your Team – Bitesize
  • Equality, Inclusion & Unconscious Bias
  • Budgeting Basics
  • Rethinking Stress
  • Introduction to Freelance Finances
  • Personal Cyber Security

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