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TV and film are employing more deaf, disabled, autistic and/or neurodivergent people both on and off screen, so there is a need for more Access Coordinators.

Access Coordinators manage access and adjustments for everyone working on TV productions. They find accessible solutions so all cast and crew can do their best work and keep good physical and mental health.

TripleC, and partners DDPTVBrazen ProductionsC Talent and Access All Areas are running a new professional development programme. This will support you to become an Access Coordinator on High End TV (HETV) drama productions. The programme is funded by ScreenSkills HETV fund.


  • This is a paid opportunity.
  • The programme is funded by ScreenSkills HETV fund.
  • We can support you to submit an Access to Work application to cover your access costs.

There will be sessions delivered by experts working in the industry.

The sessions will be in person and online.


  • The skills and knowledge needed to succeed as an Access Coordinator on HETV drama productions.
  • A mentor to guide and support you.
  • A supported placement as an Access Coordinators on an HETV drama production.
  • Networking and other opportunities to secure further work.


  • Access, adjustments and inclusion for a wide range of deaf, disabled, autistic and/or neurodivergent people
  • Legal obligations, including the Equality Act and the Mental Capacity Act
  • Overview of an accessible and inclusive HETV drama production
  • The role and duties of an Access Coordinator
  • Casting and recruitment
  • Funding for access
  • Project management
  • Advocacy, people management and conflict resolution
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Health and safety


We ask that you ensure you are able to attend all sessions during this period.

  • Applications close on Friday 30th June.
  • Interviews will take place from Monday 17th July.
  • We will let everyone know whether or not their application has been successful by the end of July.
  • The programme will run from October 2023 – February 2025.
  • There will an initial 2-day in-person session at the start of October in Manchester or London.
  • There will be up to 12 online sessions, each lasting 2.5 hours between October and February 2024. These will be held on days and at times which best suit the participants.
  • There will a final 2-day in-person session at the end of February 2024 on the set of a production.
  • Between March 2024 and February 2025, you will complete a paid placement as an Access Coordinator on a HETV drama production.
  • There will also be monthly online drop-in sessions where participants can share the learning they have acquired on productions.


The programme is open to deaf, disabled, autistic and/or neurodivergent people. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of working on TV and film productions. We will also take into account experience gained in theatre, audio and visual media or other access-related roles and relevant voluntary work.

They have 12 places available.

We recognise the positive value of diversity, promote equality and challenge unfair discrimination. We aim at all times to recruit the person who is most suited and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. This includes people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, religions and beliefs.


To apply for this course please tell us:

  • Your name
  • Where you live
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • The skills and experience you have which make you a good person for this role.
  • Why you would like to take part in the programme

You may also send us an up-to-date CV.

We welcome applications in English or BSL

You can apply by either:


Please email any questions you have to We will reply within 3 working days. Please send us your application by Friday 30th June.

If you want to you can fill out our equal opportunities form Your answers will not be used to decide if you get a place.


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