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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

Communication Techniques – 11 Jan 2019, London

Your ability to communicate effectively is a key factor in building the productive working relationships necessary to establish and maintain a successful freelance career. This workshop will help you understand different styles of communication and pick up new techniques so that you can more easily achieve the results that you’re aiming for.

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Unleash the potential of your technology – 12 Dec 2018, Birmingham

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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Get Fit for Freelancing – 6 Dec, London

This workshop will examine the key challenges that most freelances experience at some point or another to help you develop good habits and strategies so that you are more likely to survive and thrive as a creative freelance.

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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