Screen Training Alliance

A partnership of industry based training providers with a strategic approach to the skills development of Scotland’s screen sector.

Providers of Scottish screen training have joined together to create a directory of resources for online courses and workshops.

Training Resources

NFTS Scotland | Help Me Sell My Idea! Developing and Pitching Workshop

Date: 16, 23 April 2021

Hone your developing and pitching skills and improve your outcomes with buyers!

NFTS Scotland | Edit Producing

Date: 10 - 13 May 2021

Learn to edit unscripted and Specialist Factual TV:

NFTS Scotland | Script Reading and Reporting

Dates: 17 and 24 April 2021

Demystify the process of script analysis and sharpen your report writing skills with Deanne Cunningham. Fully COVID-19 compliant face-to-face delivery, subject to government public health guidelines allowing:

NFTS Scotland | Script Editing Today

Dates: 26 April - 7 May 2021

Understand the script editing tools and skills needed in the industry today on our brand new highly practical course where participants will develop and improve a script, engaging with writers in the room:

NFTS Scotland | Making the Successful Short Film

Dates: 10 - 12 May 2021

Learn how to make a short film that audiences, festivals and distributors will love:

NFTS Scotland | Composing for Film and TV

Date: 17 - 19 May 2021

Explore the art and craft of composing to picture:

NFTS Scotland | Introduction to Production Accounting

Dates: 17 - 21 May 2021

Learn about the role of the Production Accountant in film and TV:

NFTS Scotland | Drama Pitching: A guide to verbal and written pitches

Dates: 17, 18, 24, 25 May 2021

Develop your skills to pitch your drama ideas confidently:

NFTS Scotland | Introduction to Sound Design Online

Dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 May 2021 and 4 June 2021

Sound design is the emotional heartbeat of a film, TV show or game, combining technical skills with a passion for telling stories through sound. This course provides an introduction to the principles of sound editing and design for film and TV:

NFTS Scotland | Unlocking Your Creativity and Imagining Your Way Into The Past

Date: 20 and 21 May 2021

Imagine your way into the past: A workshop for (aspiring) creative documentary filmmakers, in how to tell a (hi)story when there is hardly any literal, old moving archive with which to illustrate it. Necessity becomes the mother of visual creative invention. This course will be of particular interest to history/arts/archive/cultural programme makers:

NFTS Scotland | Writing the TV Online

Dates: 7 - 18 June 2021

Write the next hot TV drama:

NFTS Scotland | Certificate in Location Management for Film and TV (Blended)

Dates: Starts 17 July 2021 for 24 weeks (Saturday mornings)

This new online course is designed to thoroughly train participants in becoming a key member of a Locations Department team: