Attending this programme should equip applicants with the knowledge and confidence to:
- Manage and train team members
- Create an inclusive environment for all team members
- Improve accessibility to their department by understanding how to make reasonable adjustments for team members with specific needs
- Navigate any legal liabilities connected with the execution of their duties
- Manage budgets and financial liabilities within their department, area of work
- Schedule and manage workflows in their department/area of work
- Reduce environmental impact by applying sustainable and planet friendly work practices in their area of work
- Increase familiarity with digital production techniques
How will you learn?
The delivery of the course is hybrid consisting of face to face and online sessions. Most of the in-person sessions will take place in Leeds, with some sessions taking place elsewhere in West Yorkshire. We endeavour to provide online access to as many in-person sessions as we can, especially in case of the mid-week sessions, to enable programme participants to attend sessions while working away on productions or attending to caring duties outside of work.
The programme consists of group sessions attended by all participants and specialist or focus session where we may split the group and teach Film & TV professionals and Games separately.
These groups sessions will be underpinned by one-to-one mentoring support. Each programme participant will be matched with a mentor who represents as closely as possible the senior role they are targeting or recently took on. The mentors will help mentees to apply learnings from the group sessions after each session to the individual’s needs and situations, while also addressing mentoring needs identified in a skills and needs assessment at the beginning of the programme. Together with their mentor, each programme participant will develop a tailored Career Action Plan during the programme, which they will present to their programme cohort in the closing session of the programme for peer feedback.
Apply Now! Deadline for applications is midnight 4th of January 2023
All below dates are for guidance only and are subject to change. Please note that places are limited and applicants are expected to commit to attending the full programme.
- Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th of January 2023: Online interviews for Film & TV professionals
- Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th of January 2023: Online interviews for Games professionals
All group sessions will take place between January 28th and May 13th. The programme schedule should allow participation of people in full time employment or contracts, with most sessions taking place on weekday evenings (mostly Tuesdays) between 6pm and 8pm and a few all-day sessions on Saturdays.
Evening sessions will mostly take place in Leeds weekly on Tuesdays between 6pm and 8pm between February 7 and May 2nd. A full schedule of sessions will be available once selected for the programme.
All Day Sessions:
- Saturday 28th of January 2023, 10am – 4.30pm: Programme begins: Introduction Day – Meet the mentors and get to know you day
- Saturday 25th of February 2023, 10am – 6.30pm: All Day Workshop
- Saturday 25th of March 2023, 10am – 4.30pm: All Day Workshop
- Thursday 13th of April 2023, 10am – 4:30pm: All Day Workshop
- Saturday 13th of May 2023, 10am – 4.30pm: Programme wrap up and achievements session, future goal setting
- Friday 17th of February 2023, 6pm – 8pm: Evening Networking Event
- Tuesday 14th of March 2023, 4pm – 6pm: Site Visit to Wakefield Production Park
One-to-One Mentoring will take place after each key sessions with a minimum of 6 session throughout the programme. Mentor and mentee are responsible to schedule these sessions in person or online at a time suitable to both and before the next key session takes place.