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Bitesize training: New beginnings and communications skills: 22 April – 4 June

If you are new to union or working with those who are new to creative industries, the union is proud to offer 2 bespoke courses that will help you get on – our blended 3-day new entrants’ course for Film & TV and our union own, introductory, H&S course Starting Safely  – click links for more info and to book.


IPAF and PASMA training:

Bectu members’ discount
Members seeking Nationwide Platform training are eligible for a 15% discount on all Nationwide Platforms courses and PASMA courses. To secure the 15% discount, please contact the union’s Education and Skills Team via [email protected] including your Bectu membership number and you will be provided with code to quote to access the discount for any course.

Nationwide Platforms require you to telephone on 01455 552800 to confirm the discount. Please note that the Nationwide Platforms portal cannot accept the code.

Check out our library of recorded videos and podcasts available to Prospect members covering topics from career support to digital skills.

The next phase of the union’s CPD support is targeted on developing your career in the creatives industries. For those seeking a career in the Film and TV industries, there is a 3-day blended course called “Lights, Training, Action” film. Or for those embarking on a new stage in their career of self-employment/freelancing, there is a 2-part online course plus a range of stand-alone subject specific sessions covering the key skills of: digital communication, networking, finances plus managing your well-being and resilience. There are also some in-depth sessions exploring British Sign Language skills.  Many of these sessions are free to members, however, a number, which attract external accreditation or 2- parts with a year’s level of support, have a small course fee.