NFTS Scotland: Camera Assisting In Person

Short course


Supported by Progressive Broadcast Hire, Glasgow


In person delivery (subject to government guidelines allowing) with COVID-19 protocols in place

*If you are booking travel and accommodation to attend this course, please contact us in advance to advise us, and book flexibly where possible as we are unable to cover the cost of additional expenses in the event of a course cancellation.*

This highly practical course, developed specially for delivery in Scotland, will help you better understand where the Camera Assistant’s role fits into the wider Film and TV crew, and the impact of COVID-19 on operations within the camera department.

Led by Director of Photography, Simon Vickery, through practical exercises, you will gain experience working with actors, industry professionals and understand the equipment, processes and practices involved in assisting the camera team.

It is ideal for junior employees and freelancers working in the Film and TV industries and those wanting to get a foothold on the first rung of the career ladder.

The course covers:

- An overview of the camera department and roles within it
- Industry standard camera equipment and accessories
- Identifying kit required for a project
- Checking and testing equipment
- Setting up equipment for a shoot, including practical drama exercises with actors
- Reviewing rushes
- The Camera Assistant's equipment list
- The impact of COVID-19 on camera department operations

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Freelance Rate: £565
Corporate Rate: £850

A limited number of bursaries are available for all of our short courses. 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 can pay for the course by other means.

Please apply as far in advance of the course date as possible to give yourself the best chance of securing a supported place, as we may not be able to accommodate all applications. We aim to advise successful applicants no later than 10 working days prior to the course start date. 

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

NFTS Scotland Bursary Guidelines

NFTS Scotland Bursary Application Form

If you are not eligible for an NFTS Scotland bursary, please read our Alternative Funding Avenues document (pdf) which points you in the direction of a few other places which may be able to help. Please submit your application in plenty of time as timescales for funders differ. 

How to apply

Application deadline: Book Now

Please complete the application form to apply. You will be asked to submit your CV. 

Please also read the Terms and Conditions of booking as payment of a succesful application assumes acceptance of these. 


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