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Support for production companies and individuals

The vision of the High-End TV Levy Fund is focused on the long-term development of a world-class, skilled UK workforce for the TV drama industry.

We deliver a wide range of skills support for crew and talent from new entrants to those more advanced in their careers across the UK. Our industry-led working groups and the HETV Council set clear annual priorities for the Levy Fund, identifying effective skills pathways to find, propel and develop high-end TV drama talent and crew.  

The key expectations of the activities of the Fund are:

  • UK wide engagement
  • Diverse and inclusive 
  • Agile and close to the industry
  • A dynamic profile
  • Creating scale through working partnerships
  • Accountable to the levy fund to ensure value for money and effective outcomes
  • Focused in long term skills development 

How can we help you?

We have a range of support and funding available for production companies to help develop their workforces as well as for individuals to grow their careers in high-end TV. These are delivered both in-house and also externally by industry-recognised training providers.

In-house programmes

Programmes that are currently running and delivered in-house by Creative Skillset's high-end TV team are: 

  • Skills Passport - a new resource for production freelancers that identifies short courses and shows how they can benefit career development. Upon successful completion of a course, apply for a Course Complete badge to save onto your mobile or attach to your profile on Hiive, Creative Skillset’s online creative platform, as a record for potential employers.
  • HETV Trainee Finder - An entry-level placement scheme which places trainees on UK TV drama productions. APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 NOW CLOSED.
  • Make a Move - On-the-job training for people identified by productions as ready to move up into a more senior role with a little support. 
  • Bursaries – Funding for individuals to support skills training.  
  • In-House Production Runners Programme – Match funding for a series of in-house production runner placements (to provide opportunities for socio-economically challenged new entrants.) APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED.
  • High-End TV Drama New Producer Programme - Aimed at senior HoD grades to help them step up into the role of TV drama producer. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED.

External programmes

For more information about current programmes funded by the High-End TV Levy being delivered externally by industry training providers click here.


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