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BBC Academy to boost freelancer training

Murray Stassen 15 May 2014
BBC Academy to boost freelancer training

Creative Skillset has announced that the BBC Academy will be offering five new Creative Skillset-funded initiatives for freelancers in the UK.

The five-day studio courses are aimed at improving key industry skills for freelance practitioners in studio sound, studio lighting, studio camera craft and vision mixing.
Courses on offer include ‘high-end craft training’ and ‘comedy studio craft skills,’ the latter of which will be hosted in partnership with leading European media provider, Dock10.

The course will run in different locations around the country in order to create a wider pool of talent with different key skills so as to improve overall employability in the industry.

Kate O’Connor from Creative Skillset says: “The TV Skills Fund exists to ensure that freelancers are supported by offering heavily subsidised training to take up new opportunities or to develop new skills where we have identified a shortage.”

“The BBC Academy will deliver world class training and by supporting these initiatives we are developing a diverse and skilled freelance community, which in turn will contribute to the growth and success of TV production in the UK as a whole,” adds O’Connor.

The BBC Academy’s head of business development, Andrew Carmichael says: “We are delighted that these initiatives, with funding from Creative Skillset, will make our training available and affordable to broadcast freelancers working across the UK.”

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