16 January 2016

The Freelance has just heard that the courses due on 21 and 28 January have been postponed. Sorry.

Training alert

THE EVER-POPULAR Getting Started as a Freelance (GSAF) course, devised by London Freelance Branch, returns on Saturday 21 January, back at the NUJ's newly re-opened HQ at Headland House. Moved to freelancing from a staff post or from something else entirely? It's for you.

The following week sees another longstanding training course with its origins firmly in London Freelance Branch - Pitch and Deal (P&D, negotiating for freelances). It's at the same venue on Saturday 28 January.

Tutors for both courses will include Freelance Industrial Council's own Louise Bolotin. Both courses cost £70 for NUJ members, with discounts for student members and unemployed members.

Details should soon be on the NUJ events calendar at www.nuj.org.uk/events

Please note that Headland House in its new configuration has a new entrance which has moved round the corner from the old one, to 72 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NB (map).

There are a couple of three-day NUJ courses in shooting and editing footage scheduled for the first half of 2017 - starting on Thursday 2 February and Monday 15 May at the same venue. These are priced at £550 for members and booking for them has already opened. See the link above for details.

As ever, there are free workshops held across the UK on dealing with "the business side" of working as a self-employed person, provided by the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU), of which the NUJ is a member. See www.feutraining.org for details.