Skills Bootcamps in

Film Production

Passionate about making films?

Be part of one of the most exciting industries! Learn the foundational skills of making films and what it takes to achieve a professional level in film production. 

Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 8 weeks, giving you the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with an employer.

What is it?

This is an 8-week course that will be a mix of online and in-person training. It is aimed at people seriously looking to work in this industry as part of the course is focussed on building up your showreel, a professional profile and applying for jobs. Each applicant will create their own film for a professional company that will provide a brief. You will also attend a presentation and interview with the company to present your film. 

You will learn

In this Skills Bootcamp you will not only learn how to make a film but also how to operate in the industry, what roles there in the sector and how it functions. You will also learn how to build up your showreel and present yourself to the industry in a professional manner to give you the best chance to get a job. 

  • How to use cameras and professional framing of shots 
  • How to operate sound equipment and understand the best way to capture different sounds 
  • How a production in film works and what pre production is needed 
  • How to edit with professional software and create a narrative. 
  • To learn about the industry and how the sector operates.

Career Possibilities

  • Junior Editor 
  • Production assistant 
  • Runner 
  • Camera Assistant 

Please, review the eligibility criteria before applying!

Applications will CLOSE on Wednesday 24th April 2024 at 12:00pm GMT

Step 1/2 - Registration

Read below before applying

  • You need to be 19 or over and NOT in full time education.
  • You are based within the West Midlands.
  • You have a right to work in the UK.
  • You are looking to start or change your career and looking for employment, or new clients if you are a freelancer.
  • You have the time availability to commit to the course schedule.
  • These courses are fully funded.



Click the ‘Apply Now’ button and fill out your information. You will then be taken to the application form.


Application Form

On the completion of the application form and you will receive an Email from us to confirm application submission. We will then process your application and will contact you.


Screening Call

A member of our team will contact you to review eligibility criteria. Once all applications have been reviewed you will be informed if your application was successful around one week before the start of the course.

Course Structure:

  • 85 hours’ worth of live online and classroom sessions.
  • 8 week course – with two-six sessions a week – 10.00am to 1.00pm – 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
  • 3 hour sessions delivered by digital professionals who work in the sector.
  • Special sessions delivered by employers, recruitment experts and Business Owners.

Who can do it?

  • You are looking to get the skills to start your career in Filmmaking: This Skills Bootcamp course was developed alongside employers, and guarantees an interview with an employer looking for talent.
  • You are looking to upskill and develop your position in your job or freelance career.
  • You are to make a start in the Film & TV industry.


For more about Skills Bootcamps – Skills for Life ,  you can read all the public information on the Government Website or the Skills for Life website.
Still have questions? Talk to us.

Our next cohort is starting in May 2024. Please see the schedule for a more accurate understanding of the exact dates of the taught sessions.

You will gain a certification from Creative Alliance, as acknowledgement for your newly learned skills.

All Skills Bootcamps are fully funded for individuals that are unemployed or looking to change career. Contact us if you want to find out more.

This Skills Bootcamp will be a mixture of online delivery and in-person delivery. ALL sessions are mandatory so we expect you to attend all sessions.

  • Live tutor support during online delivery
  • Online resources to help you with your studies and exercises
  • Recorded sessions available to rewatch at your leisure
  • 121 support available upon request