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Short Course
This training is brought to you by a partnership of BECTU, The Scottish Union Learning Fund, European Social Fund, Screen HI and the goNORTH Festival.

Title:           Hit the Ground Running

Date:          Wednesday 4th June  2014
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Location:      goNORTH Festival ~ Inverness 
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  • If you want to break into film and television drama...then this is the course for you. This one day intensive training course consists of a series of practical exercises which will equip you with the knowledge, tools and experience to help you break into the industry.
  • Devised and tutored by industry professionals, the course focuses on entry level positions in drama production and specifically the role of the Runner. It's very informal and a lot of fun too. 
Who is this course for:
  • Designed for people at the start of their career who have been trying to get a foot in the door and secure their first job, as well as those with a couple of credits looking to improve their professional practice and fill the gaps in their understanding of how it all works. 
Course Content: 
  • The structure and hierarchy of film and television drama production crews.
  • Set etiquette with general hints and tips.
  • Industry production paperwork.
  • Effective CV writing for film and television.
  • Typical pay, conditions and common work patterns within the industry.
  • Ideas of who to get in touch with and how to break into the industry.
  • Guest speakers give their perspectives on what the industry look for in new entrants.
Previous participant comments:
  • This course was very informative and great fun. I learned from professionals how to best present my CV, what they're looking for and what's expected from me as a runner. I was offered my first running position within two weeks – it helped me land at a sprint!  
  • A fabulous way of finding out what is involved in being a runner. It gives participants hands on experience and the chance to meet potential employers. It is full of fun and gives you a real buzz about working in the industry.
  • I genuinely found the course both inspiring and motivating. It gave me just the encouragement I needed to be able to step into my running shoes, ready for anything!  
  • Applicants should be available and actively seeking work in this field - this course is not available to full time students.
  • Applicants should be based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
  • Priority will be given to BECTU members.
  • A full clean driving licence is advantageous.
  • To apply simply click this link for more information and an online application. If you have any queries or would prefer a hard copy application form please email us at
  • Applications will be assessed based on suitability for the course.
  • Places are provided free of charge but subject to a late cancellation / no-show fee of £50.
  • The deadline for applications is 09:00 Friday 23rd May 2014
This course is funded via a partnership of the Scottish Union Learning Fund,
European Social Fund, Screen HI and the goNORTH Festival.

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