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Digital Learning Centre
for Creative Freelances

FEU Training provides training, information, advice, guidance and skills development opportunities to support your freelance career in the creative industries.

Matt Helm, Musician

Everything I’ve attended has contributed to helping me streamline the admin side of the business by managing money, my confidence, resilience and time management – all of which lets me focus more on the music.

Matt Helm, Musician

Emma Sheppard, Journalist

Apart from the workshop content which was really useful, I enjoyed chatting to everyone there. It was such a lovely group and everyone was so friendly and supportive…the networking opportunities are fantastic.

Emma Sheppard, Journalist

Julia Titus, Actor and Singer

It is so easy to feel isolated when you are a creative freelance but the FEU Training workshops show you that you’re not alone. You meet so many great people from the arts in general and the courses really pick you up.

Julia Titus, Actor and Singer

William Gallagher, Writer

FEU Training courses are real and attended by working professionals. This results in a tangible, practical energy coming from a very focused group of people. It’s energising and invigorating to be part of.

William Gallagher, Writer

Upcoming free workshops and webinars

Effective Communication – 17 Aug, London

From convincing someone to commission your work to asking for better terms and conditions, this workshop will help you develop your communication skills so that you achieve better and more consistent results.

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Dealing with Setbacks – 2 Aug, London

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. But how do they keep going? In this session, you’ll learn useful strategies to help you deal with setbacks in a constructive way so that you remain buoyant and keep moving forward to reach your creative goals.

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Click into Instagram, 1st Aug, London

Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms and can be an effective platform for creative freelances who want to showcase their work to new/wider audiences. This workshop is ideally suited to beginners who want to learn more about and develop their skills to use this increasingly popular social networking app.

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Unleash the potential of your technology – 24 Jul, London

This workshop aims to help you maximise the potential of your technology including computers, phones and tablets so that you improve the way that you work and make your life easier.

Suitable for PC and Mac, Android and iOS, demos will typically be of Mac and iPhone/iPad apps but the day is about all platforms and how all of us can exploit the technology we own.

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What can we do for you?

The Getting Down to Business programme helps freelances throughout England and Northern Ireland brush up on key business skills.

Whether it's through free training courses or providing freelance-focused information, there's plenty of support for our members both on and offline.

Digital Learning Centre

At FEU Training we’re aiming to improve your access to learning through our Digital Learning Centre.

With a range of e-learning opportunities from downloads to video tutorials, presented in short, bite-sized pieces, you can snack on knowledge whenever you have a spare 10 minutes.

Who’s Who in the FEU?

Under the Federation of Entertainment Unions' (FEU) banner, the project is co-ordinated by Equity on behalf of Equity, the Musicians’ Union, the NUJ, and The Writers' Union.

The project is funded by unionlearn, the skills development branch of the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

Business skills training
for creative freelances