The Screen Progression Programme is a national initiative managed by Screen Education Edinburgh and funded by Screen Scotland that provides access to high quality vocational development in Film and TV skills and knowledge, progression support towards further and higher education, or towards industry entry for 48 learners aged 16 plus across Scotland.

Prioritising those underrepresented in screen activity due to economic disadvantage, ethnic diversity, disability, and geographic location, learners will develop through study of the SQA National Progression Award (NPA) in Film & Media level 6, collaborative short film production, and Film and TV industry engagement based at four of Scotland’s leading screen learning organisations.

Courses will take place here at Screen Education Edinburgh (SEE), Eden Court Highlands,   GMAC Film, and Station House Media Unit from January to September 2023, with learners developed over the months in the Film and TV crafts of screenwriting, cinematography, production, direction, sound, and editing, and industry working practices of planning, time management, health and safety, risk, set etiquette, teamwork, and problem solving.

Each learner will develop, write, produce, direct, and edit their own short film, undertake cinematography, and sound roles on at least two other shoots, and engage with Film and TV industry professionals in each region, learning about entry level roles, and the opportunities that exist for progressing into one of Scotland’s fastest growing areas of employment.

Image description: Large group of young people filming outside a building, with an actor sitting at a table with benches


Screen Education Edinburgh is dedicated to making screen activity accessible to all, and we welcome applications no matter your background or previous experience, all you need is a passion for learning the skills, an aim of working in Film and TV in the future and have a story important to you that could be explored through short film.

The Screen Progression Programme for 2023 is running from early February. The course takes place two evenings per week at SEE, 6pm to 8pm.

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