Explore Your Potential: NFTS Training Opportunities Await Across the UK!

The National Film & Television School main campus in Buckinghamshire is always a hive of energy and activity, with hundreds of students engaging in hands-on learning across more than 30 MA, Diploma and Certificate courses. Yet, the excitement of training to be a part of the film, television and games industry extends far beyond the studio gates of Beaconsfield, as NFTS locations across the UK continue to strengthen their own strands of unrivalled industry-standard training.


The NFTS recently wrapped the hugely popular Freelancer Focus online programme. Run in partnership with the BBC and Channel 4’s 4 Skills to provide much needed support for the freelance production community, the free programme ran over two weeks and saw over 7,000 people log on to take part in sessions with industry experts. Open to all TV industry freelancers across the UK , the insightful sessions included;  'In Search of the Perfect Story' with John Yorke, 'Confidence Surgery' with Sasha Damjanovski and 'How to be Strategic about Your Freelance Career' with Sara Putt.


So, what training opportunities are coming up next? If you are looking for your next step to enter or upskill in the film and television industry, take a look below at our latest offerings across NFTS Cymru Wales, NFTS Scotland, NFTS Leeds and our Beaconsfield-run short courses department.



production unlocked


The BBC Academy is back on the road and have teamed up with top UK media organisations including The National Film and Television School to deliver a varied schedule of amazing free events for people who work in, or want to work in, the creative industries.


Cardiff | October 2023 | COMPLETED

Bristol | January 2024

Birmingham | February 2024

Glasgow | March 2024

Newcastle | April 2024

Belfast | May TBC


Stay tuned and book your free spot here: bbc.co.uk/academy/events/production-unlocked



tv careers roadshow

The National Film and Television School are once again working in partnership with Channel 4 to bring you exciting career events across the country. These interactive 2-day sessions will give you insights into a variety of television roles and include CV clinics, masterclasses and networking sessions! The roadshow has already stopped in Newcastle with sessions on Scripted and Unscripted TV - read on to see what sessions are coming up next…


Newcastle | 15-16 October | Leonardo Hotel | COMPLETED

Bristol | 21-22 November | Hilton Doubletree City Centre

Glasgow | 20-21 January 2024 | The Boardwalk

London | 29-30 January 2024 | Hilton Hotel, Kensington


For more information and to book your free place on these sessions, visit bit.ly/3M7vBO3



BFI Skills Cluster Training

The BFI is awarding £9.6 million over three years to support screen production, workforce development and training across six ‘clusters’ in the UK. As part of the Metro London Skills Cluster (London, Hertfordshire, Surrey, and Buckinghamshire), in partnership with Film London, the NFTS will be running a variety of free Bootcamps and Taster Days!


Aimed at 18+ year old, new entrants, the two-day Bootcamps and one-day monthly Taster Days will focus on a variety of roles in the film and television industry across directing, sound design, cinematography and marketing and distribution. The Bootcamps will run bi-monthly and will be delivered by award-winning British-Nigerian screenwriter and director Joseph A. Adesunloye.


Explore the upcoming sessions and book your free place today: nfts.co.uk/bfi-skills-cluster-training



2024 is going to hold a brand-new host of events by our national outreach programme Access NFTS.


Stay tuned on nfts.co.uk/access-nfts for more information about upcoming events and opportunities.


Still looking for more? Our hubs across Leeds, Wales, Scotland and Beaconsfield run a huge range of Certificates and short courses throughout the year from Screenwriting: Finding Your Voice to TV Drama - Creating the Bible to Scheduling and Budgeting on Movie Magic and Introduction to Colour Grading.


Visit nfts.co.uk/courses/short-courses to explore - you’re bound to find a course that suits your needs! 

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