The Production Guild Training Hub

All our training is delivered by top film and TV professionals and courses are designed specifically to meet the needs of all grades in the production departments, including accounts, location management, assistant directing, post production, VFX and the production office.

Forthcoming Courses

You can develop your skills through our training courses and seminars covering production and location management, accounts, post production, assistant directing and VFX. We are now taking bookings for the following courses. 

What’s required of a 1st assistant accountant?
Sat 29th Jul 2017 9:30am

This course is aimed at assistant accountants who feel ready to step up to the next level. It will cover some of the skills that 1st are often expected to have.

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Accounting for Departments
Sat 5th Aug 2017 9:30am

This is a course for assistant accountants who might find themselves being made responsible for an entire departmental budget, looking at the role of the construction, VFX accountants.

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Stunts and Cast Equity Payroll - film only
Sat 5th Aug 2017 2:00pm

This course covers the common issues arising from the Pact Equity Cinema Agreement and how to apply those payroll charges. It is aimed primarily at assistant accountants who need to know about the agreement.

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Budgeting for Assistant Location Managers
Sun 6th Aug 2017 9:30am

This course is an overview of the budgeting process from a locations perspective. Attendees will also learn what an accountant & Line Producer need from a budget.

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Our full training programme

National Runner Training

This course is designed to prepare you for working in the film and TV drama industry. Delivered by leading industry professionals it will cover what is expected of you in such a demanding yet rewarding work environment.

Funding for training

Whilst our training is highly regarded and competitively priced, we do understand that some people do not have the funds to cover the cost of courses. Here are several organisations that may be able to help you.

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I graduated from the Assistant Production Accountant Training Scheme 11 years ago. The training and placements on TV and film projects were invaluable. It’s given me the head start I needed to get into the industry and build a career in production accounting.     

Dan Hillsdon, Financial Controller - The Danish Girl, Everest, Black Sea, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Move into film & TV production management

Meet our current APATS trainees

Our current assistant production accountant trainees are about to embark on several industry placements ranging from high-end TV drama to blockbuster films.

"The course offered a realistic grounding in film production that allowed me to access a wide range of mentors, industry contacts, knowledge and experience that upon completing the course meant I could move forward in my career with a happy feeling of confidence. I really value the support of everyone at the Production Guild which has continued long after my completion of the course. " 

Helen Swanwick-Thorpe, Assistant Production Co-ordinator, Poirot, Miss Marple, Last Days on Mars

Develop your team's production knowledge and skills

We have delivered bespoke training for the BBC, Pinewood Studios, Warners Bros. Studios Leavesden and BECTU to name a few. Courses range from Budgeting and Scheduling, Management and Leadership to working on US High End TV Shows.

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Course library

These are all the courses the Production Guild has run. To receive updates on our upcoming courses please email pg@productionguild.com and request to be added to our mailing list.

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What’s required of a 1st assistant accountant?

Accounts, Workshops and Seminars | London | Pinewood Studios

This course is aimed at assistant accountants who feel ready to step up to the next level. It will cover some of the skills that 1st are often expected to have.
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US Payroll and Unions Workshops and Seminar

Accounts, Production, Workshops and Seminars

Aimed to equip UK Film Production Accounting grades with the knowledge and skills of operating US payroll
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US high-end TV series shooting in the UK

Accounts, Production, Workshops and Seminars | London

A training day in association with the BFC to look at the practicalities of running a US High End TV show in the UK.
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Two-day introduction to bookeeping

Accounts, Workshops and Seminars | London | Pinewood Studios

This is a practical hand-on course where you will no only learn the theory of bookkeeping and accounting but will gain practical knowledge of applying the principles.
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Stunts and Cast Equity Payroll - film only

London | Production, Workshops and Seminars | Pinewood Studios

This course covers the common issues arising from the Pact Equity Cinema Agreement and how to apply those payroll charges. It is aimed primarily at assistant accountants who need to know about the agreement.
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Safety Management in Film & TV Production

London | Post Production, Production, Runners, Workshops and Seminars

A one day course which has been designed and will be delivered by Media Safety Limited covering Health & Safety for those working in Film & TV Production.
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Production Manager Training

Post Production, Production, Workshops and Seminars

To give you the skills and confidence to make the transition to production management
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The programme will provide 1:1 mentoring sessions with an experienced production accountant or financial controller and is designed to assist career progression.
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Post Production Co-ordinator Training

Post Production, Production

Progress your career in post-production. Our one week intensive course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to make the move to Post Production Co-ordinator and build a long term career in the UK film industry.
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Opening Doors to the Film and TV Industry

Runners, Workshops and Seminars, New Entrants

Film and TV runner training for under-represented groups. A two-day course designed to help people from under represented groups gain the knowledge and contacts required to undertake an entry level role in film or TV.
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National Runner Training

London | Runners, Workshops and Seminars, New Entrants

This course is designed to prepare you for working in the film and TV drama industry. Delivered by leading industry professionals it will cover what is expected of you in such a demanding yet rewarding work environment.
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Move up to Production Accountant

Accounts, Workshops and Seminars

Move up to Production Accountant in high-end TV drama. An intensive one week professional development course.
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Management and leadership for production

Locations, Post Production, Production, Workshops and Seminars

Building your team in production - looking at areas such as recruitment and selection, setting expectations, dealing with different personalities and motivating your team.
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Location Assistant Training

Locations, Workshops and Seminars, New Entrants

Launch your career in film and TV drama locations This three day intensive course to help prepare you for working within the locations department in the film and TV industry.
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Line Producer (Film) Workshop Series

Production, Workshops and Seminars

Develop your line producing skills - four tailored workshops
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High-end TV Production Accounting Workshops

Accounts, Workshops and Seminars

Step up in accounts: high-end TV accounting workshops for professionals with the relevant experience looking to develop a career in high-end TV drama.
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HETV Management and Leadership for Production

Production, Workshops and Seminars

Building your team in production - looking at areas such as recruitment and selection, setting expectations, dealing with different personalities and motivating your team.
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Excel - intermediate and advanced

Accounts, Workshops and Seminars | London | Pinewood Studios

We are running Intermediate and Advanced Excel Training one day training at our Pinewood Studios offices.
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Budgeting for Assistant Location Managers

London | Locations, Workshops and Seminars | Pinewood Studios

This course is an overview of the budgeting process from a locations perspective. Attendees will also learn what an accountant & Line Producer need from a budget.
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Assistant Location Manager Training

Locations, Production

Giving you the skills and experience necessary to take your career to the next level you will work closely with experienced film and TV location managers throughout the course.
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