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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.

Case Studies - how we can help

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

Blogging for Creative Freelances – 22 Mar 2019, London

Everybody tells you that you must have a website and you must have a blog but nobody tells you how – or why. In this workshop you will learn the key steps to creating your blog but, more importantly, what you can use one for and how it will become an important part of your creative work.

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Get Hired – 15 Mar 2019, London

This one-day workshop is designed to give practical advice and support to help you improve how you demonstrate your many skills and abilities to potential clients, through both what you say and how you say it.

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Get Noticed – 8 Mar 2019, London

Learn how to stand out from the crowd by writing targeted CVs/career summaries/profiles (whatever format is required) that show why you are the right person for each work opportunity you apply for.

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WEBINAR – Creative Productivity, 26 Feb 2019

In this webinar, we will share tips and strategies on how to improve your time management, remove distractions and focus on your priorities so that you are more efficient and productive in your work and your ‘To Do’ list becomes something you enjoy and complete rather than something to dread.

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Motivation Matters – 22 Feb 2019, London

Staying motivated is essential if you’re going to develop a successful freelance career. Whether you’re just starting out and trying to get your foot in the door or a seasoned professional who is aiming to maintain momentum, this one day workshop will help you get and stay motivated so that you realise your creative ambitions.

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Body Language – 20 Feb 2019, London

Getting your message across and making the right impression relies on both what you say and how you say it. In this one-day workshop, you will learn how thoughts, intentions and feelings are expressed through physical behaviours and how to ensure that the non-verbal messages you convey create the right impact.

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Test yourself in English, Maths and ICT with a set of short quizzes devised by unionlearn (run by the TUC)
to help you to assess your skills level in these essential areas and consider where you might want to improve.

What can we do for you?

The Getting Down to Business programme helps freelances throughout England 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