Get the best training on our Production Co-ordinator Programme

Posted on 8 November 2016

Creative Skillset and the BBC Academy are proud to announce the launch of a special programme for those starting out in TV and wishing to pursue a career in Production Management.

The Production Co-ordinator Programme responds to industry demand and the chronic shortage of Production Co-ordinators. Training is provided by the BBC Academy, ITV Studios and Creative Skillset and funded by the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 through the Creative Skillset TV Skills Fund. Over the next 18 months the Production Co-ordinator Training Programme aims to inspire and train 62 new trainee Production Co-ordinators across the UK.

What does the Production Co-ordinator Training Programme offer?

The programme offers the selected participants a 10-day boot camp with practical workshops giving an overview of the industry – live, documentary, drama, entertainment, features, studio and location work. The training will cover key disciplines including budgeting and negotiating, rights, paperwork, reporting, setting up filming and setting up a studio. The workshops and masterclasses will be taught by the best in the industry and will lead to an industry-wide Creative Skillset accreditation. Delegates will also get a mentor for a year. The programme is heavily subsidised and costs delegates (or their employers) £150. (Bursaries will be available).

Where will it be taking place?

The Production Co-ordinator Programme will take place across the UK including London*, Salford, Glasgow, Cardiff and Bristol. Recruitment is currently taking place for the Salford programme, interviews will be held in December 2016 and the 2-week Production Co-ordinator Programme will begin in Salford on Monday 6 February 2017.

Key Salford dates

The Salford programme will open for applications on Monday 14 November and close on Monday 5 December. Click here to register your interest, or email with any questions.

An information session all about the Production Co-ordinator Programme and careers in Production Management will take place on 23 November at BBC’s Quay House, MediaCityUK.

Is TV production right for me?

This programme could be for you if you:

• are organised
• are good at creative problem solving
• work well in teams
• are good at forward planning
• cope well in a crisis
• are persuasive
• are an impressive negotiator
• love TV
• watch a variety of TV programmes

Not sure if the programme is right for you? Check out this helpful guide Is TV Production Right for Me?

*The London pilot is suitable for those with some TV experience who are runners, assistants, production assistants and Production Management Assistants. The other programmes will also be open to those hoping to get a foot in the door with no previous TV experience.

Get the best training on our Production Co-ordinator Programme