Media training and consultancy firm, Mission Accomplished, led by producer and author Alison Grade, has secured a slate of training contracts from ScreenSkills to upskill more than 300 screen freelancers over the next 6 months.

TrainingThe courses, which are provided free to film and TV professionals, include ‘Step Up to 1st AD’, ‘Step Up to Line Producer in Children’s TV’ and ‘The Guiding Principles of Departmental Budgeting’.

These programmes are supported by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions, the ScreenSkills Children’s TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK children’s TV productions and by ScreenSkills, using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of its Future Film Skills strategy.

TrainingThe training will be delivered online and is open to professionals across the country. The first courses start in October and applications are now open.

The training courses have been commissioned in response to research by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body, on skills shortages and knowledge gaps in the screen industry.

There will be multiple opportunities to participate in each course, scheduled at times that film and TV professionals are most likely to be available to participate.

These new courses are aimed at film and TV professionals already working in the sector,Training and are delivered by leading industry professionals. Additionally, Mission Accomplished already works with ScreenSkills delivering very popular employability events aimed at helping new entrants take their first steps in the industry.

Mission Accomplished CEO, Alison Grade, said: “We are delighted to be able to support film and TV freelancers with this slate of training courses. By delivering these courses we will enable more than 300 screen freelancers to take a significant next step in their careers as well as supporting the development of the UK screen sector at this current time of exceptional growth.”