Training alert

NUJ PROFESSIONAL training courses resume this autumn with Winning and Negotiating Freelance Work on Friday 21 September at the NUJ's HQ (Headland House). It's from 10am-6pm and costs £70 for NUJ members, with a discount for student members. Details are at

There's a tax seminar on being self-employed and your tax affairs, for freelances, on Monday 24 September. It's free: to book: see

There's a free NUJ professional training course on Understanding Pension Schemes at Headland House on Thursday 27 September from 10am to 4pm. it's members only. For details:

First Steps in Freelancing, a course for those starting out as freelance journalists, is on Friday 5 October from 10:30 to 6, also at Headland House. It's £60 for NUJ members. Find out more at

The Federation of Entertainment Unions runs FEU Training, with courses free for NUJ members. For a webinar on Strategies for Success at 11am on Thursday 23 August see

And on Friday 17 August the FEU has a face-to-face course on Effective Communication to improve your terms and conditions: see