Beaconsfield Studios
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Applicants can now choose between specialising in Production Management for Film or Production Management for TV courses to the industry.

This allows students to gain a greater depth of knowledge and more practical experience in their chosen specialism; both courses will be for 12 months but will have separate start dates.

Diploma in Production Management for Film

Diploma in Production Management for TV
Production Management Diplomas - A 12 month full time Diploma course for new entrants. Alternating training modules with practical experience, students spend up to 26 weeks working on professional supervised student productions. Key skills covered include Production Management, Production Co-ordination, Assistant Directing, Location Management, Research and Continuity.
Shortcourses@NFTS is the professional training arm of the NFTS, offering short courses to industry professionals in Documentary Production Management, Drama Production Management, Production Accounting and Continuity among others. Some courses are at subsidised rates for freelancers through the assistance of the Freelance Training Fund.
Offer a wide variety of media related courses including Production management, TV Production and music video production training. Their Production Management course covers the principles and practices of the role of the Production Manager in film and single camera television drama production. Involving lecture and hands-on exercises, students will learn the functions of production management including script breakdown, scheduling, budgeting, locations, cast, crew and paperwork.
Courses run daytime, evenings or weekends and vary in length.
From £239
Browse the full line-up below or online at For further details contact Carolyn Atherton:
Burghley Yard, 106 Burghley Road, London. NW5 1AL
Tel: 020 7267 2300

DV Talent is an established training, kit hire and home of the Talent Manager ( providing resources across the media. Backed by Skillset we are an accredited training provider for the BBC and a regular supplier to the major indies and broadcasters. Our trainers are all active and acclaimed production professionals working in the industry and, therefore, up to speed with latest industry trends and teach current best practices. Courses are run in small groups so that the tutor can spend individual attention on each participant, and allow everyone to get hands on practical training. DV Talent also offers an after care service for all its courses, which means that trainees can contact us after the course to have their questions answered. Each course provides comprehensive course manuals which trainees can keep as a handy refresher. We also provide kit hire at competitive rates and run the talent manager dedicated to finding top production staff to suit your business’ needs.
Our courses are recognised under the Skillset Craft and Technical and Multiplatform bursary scheme. If freelancers are self funded, we aim to at affordable prices we are offering training at discounted rates.

Taught by an award winning and highly acclaimed Production Manager, this fun and informative this course demystifies pre-production, how to create a working budget and plan the post production for broadcast programming and cross platform projects through hands on tasks and group exercises. It seeks to give a comprehensive grounding in the issues and problems that production managers face in their day to day job. By the end of the course trainees will be able to successfully manage the production of a programme or project from initial pre-planning to post production, and be able to demonstrate an awareness of how to budget and co-ordinate the compliances and rights issues surrounding programme making.
The course covers:
· The Role of the Production Manager: programme finance and rights, negotiation skills, the importance of maintaining a good working relationship.
· Health & Safety on Productions: crews, contracts, release forms and production insurance.
· Pre-Production: setting up key systems, negotiation, planning and logistics, setting up shoots during the production and managing locations.
· Creating a Production Schedule: practical exercise
· Financial and cost control: an introduction to creating budget outlines and creating a budget programme.
· Spreadsheet budgeting for a single programme and multi-platform projects.
· Keeping on track and trouble shooting.
· Budgeting practicals: for single programme, series and online projects.
· The Post Production Process: an overview of the editing/post facilities, responsible planning for delivery.
· Copyright and clearances, music and archive clearance, delivery and compliance.

Hands on and intensive 2 day course providing an introduction to the skills and responsibilities involved in production coordination of projects for broadcast and cross platform. Taught by an award winning and highly acclaimed production manager, the course demystifies pre-production, setting up shoots and planning the production and post production of programmes through hands on tasks and group exercises. By the end of the course trainees will be able to successfully coordinate the production of a programme or project from initial pre-planning to post production, and be able to demonstrate an awareness of how to budget and co-ordinate the compliances and rights issues surrounding programme making.

The course covers:
- Introduction to Role of Production Coordinator within Production Management: what makes a good PC
- How to work under-pressure and prioritizing
- Maintaining a good working relationship with the Production Manager and the production team
- Setting Up Shoots in the UK and abroad, and managing locations
- Tape labelling and logging (including ordering and maintaining healthy stock supplies, understanding the technical and cost implications of different types of stock)
- Negotiating location and contributor fees
- Understanding the technical aspects of the production – from cameras to edit suites
- Understanding the production schedule and planning for all stages of the production process
- Working with demanding production teams – facilitating the shoot whilst managing the budget
- Budgets and managing components of it
- An introduction into how the PM will create a budget and how the PC can be included in that process
- Petty Cash Floats & Processing Expenses – including systems for tracking cash, reconciliations,understanding and calculating Vat
- Post-production and new technology - understanding the processes and what goes on after filming has finished
- Delivery and Post-Production Paperwork
- Delivery and Compliance
Bournemouth Univesity
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Dorset BH12 5BB
T: 01202 595360
Offer a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses ranging from BA Televison Production to Television and Video Production
University of Ulster School of Media & Performing Arts
T: 08700 400 700
MA in Film and Television Management and Policy
This programme will address the need for enhanced management skills in relation to media production and the creative industries. There will be a particular emphasis on the industries in Northern Ireland, but the course content is intended to be applicable across a range of contexts, so students from elsewhere will be welcome. The course is not intended to provide production training as such but to develop the entrepreneurial skills, cultural awareness, organisational understanding, project management abilities and creativity of those already engaged in, or intending to engage in, media production at a range of levels. The course will have a particular emphasis on concept development and on the managerial competencies needed to realise a concept, including financial management and project planning. Project work will include script development. The curriculum is being designed and will be delivered in close partnership with the media industries in Northern Ireland.
Wulfruna Street
Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
Course enquiries: 01902 32 22 22
The school of Humanities, Languages & Social Studies at the university offers a BA (Hons) in Media & Cultural Studies and in Media & Communications
Walden Road
Kent BR7 5SN
T: 020 8289 4903/020 8289 4900
Contact: Michael O’Sullivan, Commercial Training Manager
Offer a variety of short courses including:
  • Financing your Production for RV
  • TV Production Management
  • Finding Contributors – Book that Guest…Now!
  • The Dark Art of Scheduling for Drama
  • TV Production Overview
  • From Concept to Pitch – Programme Pre-Production
  • Researching for TV
  • The Art of Production Co-ordination
Costs approx £350.00 for a 2-day Course
Course enquiries: 020 8918 7777
Offer various media courses and an Introduction to Low-Budget Film Production
Prospect House
80-110 New Oxford Street
London WC1A 1HB
T: 020 7520 5757
F: 020 7520 5758
Career helpline: 080 80 300 900
The Industry Training Organisation for Broadcast, Film and Video, SKILLSET publishes a careers pack which contains useful, down-to-earth advice. It is responsible for developing and promoting the industry’s National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)
and carrying out research. It also administers the Freelance Training Fund
BBC Academy puts training and development at the heart of the broadcast industry by equipping companies and freelancers with the skills they need in the ever-changing media landscape.
They have a variety of courses all of which can be booked online.
BBC Academy, Room A16 BBC Wood Norton, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4YB
Tel: 0370 0100264
4th Floor
Shacklewell Studios
28 Shacklewell Lane
London E8 2EZ
T: 020 7249 6600

Contact: Deborah Kingsland, Head of Training and Development
DFG is the national organisation working to promote documentary filmmaking talent and innovation in the UK. They are the leading provider of industry-focused training for both established and aspiring documentary filmmakers, and the tutors are first-class practicing broadcast professionals. Unusually for a training provider, they also share staff and premises with a broadcast production company, the award-winning Mosaic Films.
DFG run a continuous series of short courses in all aspects of documentary filmmaking, ranging in length from one day to four weeks. Details of all these courses can be found on our website
Please visit our website or ring Laura or Jenny for more information 020 7249 6600

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To give an understanding of the basic essentials of Life Support and in the initial overall management of casualties, and pre-hospital care situations
Who it’s for:
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The PMA is sponsored by a variety of companies in the film and television industry. We have a long-standing relationship with many of them dating back to the PMA’s inception in 1991.

PMA members benefit from the information and services that our sponsors can provide, while sponsors gain access to the upper echelon of Production Managers in the UK who are major purchasers for the industry.

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