Business Toolkit for Freelancers (ScreenSkills)

Tue 02 - Fri 05Feb2021

An online course across four mornings for anyone who wants to be more businesslike when they freelance.

From 9:30 until 13:00

Venue: Webinar using Zoom

In association with thinkBIGGER! and David Thomas Media Ltd


Due to overwhelming demand, Business Toolkit for Freelancers is back with three new dates for early 2021. Please apply via the ScreenSkills website using the link above. 


Do you need help managing your finances during these unprecedented times? Not sure what is out there to help you financially get through all this?

Are you thinking you'd like to use this time to plan your career and need help to know where to take your next step to progress? Perhaps you’re struggling to manage those gaps between contracts?

Business Toolkit for Freelancers workshop is here to help you answer your questions and give you the tools to ensure you plan for a successful career in the Film and TV industry.

** PLEASE NOTE - in order to confirm your place on this course you will have to create an account on the ScreenSkills website **


Course content

This course will be delivered over four mornings (09.30am - 13.00pm each morning) via online platform Zoom. It will cover:

- What help is out there to support you financially

- Budgeting and keeping on top of record keeping

- Understanding tax and NI

- Financial planning and behaving like a business

- Planning your career

- Creating an industry CV that sells your skills

- Networking and pitching for work


Who it's for

This  workshop is for experienced talent who may be struggling with sole trader vs limited status,  freelancers who are struggling to plan their finances, or those in the early stages of their career who want to put their best foot forward. 

Due to funding restrictions from ScreenSkills we will be prioritising applications from people who clearly demonstrate that they currently are or have an ambition to work in High-end Television (scripted).

This course is best suited to those who have already started their career in television or film so is not suited to students.

If you are a ScreenSkills Trainee Finder trainee you are not eligible as this training is delivered as part of your training programme.


This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions and also by the BFI awarding National Lottery funds as part of the Future Film Skills programme.

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Posted on 04 January 2021

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