Training Courses

Find out about the lastest training courses and bursaries both within Yorkshire & Humber and nationally.


Skillset Bursaries

Skillset TV Fund Bursaries are grants for you to spend on a pre-selected range of courses covering skills in:

  • Leadership and Management

    You could get up to £1000 (freelancer) or £625 (employee) for Leadership and Management courses. Find out below whether you are eligible, how to apply for a bursary and what makes multiplatform training so important.


Leadership and Management bursaries

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The Film Course Directory on Shooting People

shooting-peopleInterested in learning new skills? The Film Course Directory on Shooting People is a comprehensive resource that gives film creatives access to training providers across the UK in all areas of filmmaking, including camera, lighting, sound, directing, writing, animation, acting, producing and more. The Directory is available to everyone - not just members of Shooting People - however, members have the additional benefit of regular updates on film courses through the Shooting People email bulletins. Members can also ask for course recommendations from other members as well as find jobs, debate technologies, get funding and find collaborators.


The Film Course Directory on Shooting People

Indie Training Fund

Indie Training Fund (ITF) provides half-day and full-day courses for TV and digital media practitioners and bespoke development for its member companies – all this training is heavily subsidised. It is established, funded and run by its Member Companies, whose donations are invested strategically in appropriate training and development initiatives.

Member Companies make annual donations to ITF to fund training initiatives for the sector, including ITF’s short courses programme, in.indie scheme, open forum events, and the newly launched ITF Freelancer scheme.

Training areas include Creative Development; Production; People Skills; Business, Finance & Legal; and short courses.

Email info@indietrainingfund.com for more details about joining ITF as a Member Company or ITF Freelancer or visit Indie Training Fund


Case Study: Adele FirthHair and Make up Artist, Married Single Other

Married Single Other Bingley-born Adele Firth has seen her career go from strength to strength since landing her first job as a fast track Costume Trainee on TV drama FAITH back in 2004. The post, funded by Skillset and Screen Yorkshire, allowed Adele to develop her talent from hairdresser to hair and make up artist to the stars, and prepared her for her next placements on TV dramas BODIES and SPOOKS: CODE 9.

Since then, Adele has gone on to cut Dame Judi Dench's hair on period drama Cranford and was most recently responsible for Ralf Little and Miranda Raisons' hair on forthcoming ITV drama MARRIED SINGLE OTHER, which shot in Leeds in 2009 (ITV1 9pm from 22 February). Adele also faced the tough challenge of creating 1950's and 1980's hair styles on Kay Mellor's forthcoming BBC drama A PASSIONATE WOMAN, which stars Billie Piper and Sue Johnston.

Both Married Single Other and A Passionate Woman were supported by the Screen Yorkshire Production Fund.