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UK Based Training

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Over the last twelve years we have worked closely with the British Film Institute and screen agencies across the U.K. nations and regions to design and deliver bespoke training programs to support the exponential growth of the U.K. film and hetv industry to where it is today. 


BFI Film Club - 2021 

This project is funded by The National Lottery and Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport.

Pinewood Studios based Creative Media Skills Institute work hand in hand with the industry and the companies that support it, to facilitate their specific and targeted training requirements at the top level.

CMS Institute are proud to deliver this special project with the British Film Institute, to provide fully funded five-day training courses for young people attending pupil referral units across the U.K.


This project is aimed to provide education, training, and accessibility for those aspiring to enter the film industry and those who may not be aware of the opportunities that the film industry holds for those coming from all backgrounds and those with diverse voices. Successful industry professionals will share their skills and knowledge in an intimate and comfortable setting in order to inspire a new generation of story tellers who may not otherwise experience this opportunity.


The Department for Education priority areas where these sessions will take place in are:


  1. Stoke-On-Trent

  2. Ipswich

  3. Oldham

  4. Derby

  5. Norwich

  6. Bradford

Course Start Date: 03/05/2021

Course Finish Date: 27/08/2021

The five-day course will be a film making journey, to understand the different stages of film production and what goes into making a film. We aim to ensure the courses will focus on inspiring learners and giving them some authentic film skills and motivational insight. We wish to leave each class with empowered aspirational young people with a focus and some ideas on what a job in film could mean for them.













We will robustly adhere to and work to the BFI Safeguarding Policy along with the each PRU’s Safeguarding Policy for the deployment of this project.

The scheme is funded by: 



Northern Ireland - Game of Throne- 2014/2015

A year long program of training delivery for Screen Skills Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen targeted to train local crew to support inward investment in film in the region particular for the project Game of Thrones. 

The project ran from March 2014 50 March 2015 and delivered modules covering the following areas -

- Facial Hair 

- Makeup FX & Prosthetics 

- Hair & Wigs 

- Costume 

- Stunts and Fight Coordination 

- Prop Making and Design 

- Production Design 

- Greens and Living Props 

We successfully trained over 100 local people many of who have gone on to pursue successful careers in the industry in Belfast and Northern Ireland. 

Scotland - Outlander 

Commissioned by Creative Scotland CMSI designed and delivered twelve training courses over two years in Scotland for the skills needed to provide freelancers with the essential tools needed to operate effectively as a freelancer/sole trader in the Film and TV industry in the region namely to support the project Outlander which as the time placed a huge demand on a limited local crew base. 

"The course was fantastic, and I am so pleased to see it happening" 

"This course was an amazing opportunity for learning"


Commissioned by Creative Skillset Cyrum CMSI designed and delivered twelve and then an additional six training courses in Wales for the skills for the digital economy program to provide freelancers with the essential tools needed to operate effectively as a freelancer/sole trader in the Film and TV industry. 

"I learned new techniques, improved speed and gained confidence" 

"I have enjoyed every minute and learned so much! Thank you" 

"The courses in Wales are of excellent quality and value for money, you always come out feeling full of confidence and wiser"

We will be working with Henry Blake, the Director of County Lines.


BAFTA Longlist Nomination:

  • Outstanding British Film

  • Best Actress

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