Skills Development

Scotland needs many more skilled people to meet the challenge of increasing volumes of screen production and other screen activities.

There is a vast and growing range of jobs in the screen industries and Scotland needs more skilled people to fill them, at all levels, in order to meet the challenge of increasing volumes of screen production activity, as well as roles outside the production sector, in exhibition, distribution, education, and other fields.

Led by Skills Development Scotland, Screen Scotland is carrying out original research to identify the profile of the workforce, the industry’s current and projected skills needs, and current education and training provision. This will inform a new Screen Skills Strategy for Scotland, to co-ordinate and support provision and address key priorities.

A UK wide audit of screen skills was completed in 2017 by the Work Foundation for BFI, leading to the BFI’s Future Film Skills programme, and the award of £19 million to Creative Skillset to deliver the programme across the UK.