Short course


This 5 day course will develop your skills and confidence in editing factual content through practice and feedback in a supported learning environment.

As well as editing practice, you will be introduced to a range of UK television factual, critically review content and apply what they learn to your own practice.

You will examine the culture of the factual cutting room and be introduced to the strategies required to build a sustainable career as an editor within the current TV industry.

This course is led by Thérèse Lynch, an Avid editor with many years’ staff and freelance experience, specialising in storytelling and structure. Her experience crosses genres including long-form factual, magazine/formatted factual, children's TV (CBBC and Cbeebies), current affairs, entertainment, music, drama and news.

The five days of the course are 20th October, 27th October, 3rd November, 10th November and 17th November 2019. 

Previous course participants said: 

'Have been really happy with the course and would highly recommend it.'
'This was a fantastic course. Therese Lynch was very thorough, knowledgeable, kind and supportive and I am very confident that this course will help further my editing career in the long run.'
'It makes you think more about how something is constructed and what the editor might have had to deal with in the raw footage in order to bring it all together.'

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Corporate Rate: £1550
Freelance Rate: £815

Bursaries, supported by the Scottish Government, are also available for those who are eligible.


If you wish to apply for a bursary to contribute to the costs of your course, please read the bursary guidelines below carefully to confirm your eligibility. Please do not apply to a course unless you are sure you meet the bursary eligibility criteria or are able to pay for the course. 

Once you have submitted your course application, your bursary application should be submitted to

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

How to apply

Application deadline: Book Now

To apply for this course, please complete the application form and submit your CV to, along with a Diversity Monitoring Form.