Production Assistant

Duration: 8 weeks

Ready to make your mark in the exciting world of film and TV? Join our Production Assistant boot camp, a programme to support entry into the film/TV sector, gain insider knowledge and hands-on skills and kickstart your career behind the scenes. Get ready to shine in this dynamic, fast-paced industry!

Who is it suitable for?

This course is aimed at learners working or aiming to work as a production assistant within the film & TV industry.

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Course Content

Key elements:

  • Working freelance – finding and keeping work
  • The business of your business – dealing confidently with taxes, banks and other aspects of money
  • Career progression/options, becoming a Production Coordinator and other opportunities
  • Contributing to the production process, monitoring budgets and resources and adapting to operational changes as required.
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to plan and develop productions.
  • Maintain production documentation and/or programme logs.
  • Research, identify and suggest resources, logistics and equipment taking into consideration constraints.
  • Provide technical support to colleagues for audio and visual productions.


The course will be delivered over 8 weeks. Workshops will be held in person at venues in or near Watford two days a week, with some additional activities live and online via Teams.


This course is free for people who meet certain eligibility criteria. To be eligible for funding you must be aged 19+ and live in Hertfordshire.

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