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Skills and Training 

Skills programme linking education with industry and infrastructure designed to build a sustainable and innovative talent base.

What is Skills and Training?

University of South Wales will develop and co-deliver an innovative skills programme linking education, industry and infrastructure to build a sustainable talent base for the region’s screen sector.

Media Cymru Freelancer Development Fund

Applications now open

Screen sector freelancers based in Wales can now apply for financial assistance to access training opportunities relevant to personal career development. The Media Cymru Skills and Training project, delivered by University of South Wales, is offering up to a total of £1,500 per person to cover for loss-of-earnings while undertaking training. 

Find out more and register your interest

Media Cymru Freelance Focus

Media Cymru and USW’s Freelance Focus research is an ongoing, long-term study of freelance careers in the screen sector in Wales. The information you provide will help shape USW and Media Cymru’s skills and training output, and further our understanding of freelance careers in the Welsh screen sector. 

Wales Screen Workforce Survey

In late 2022, the team at University of South Wales carried out the Wales Screen Workforce Survey – the first Wales-wide survey to assess the skills, training needs, attitudes and experience of those working across the screen sector. These findings were shared at the Culture Change Conference in March 2023 and the publication will be released later this year.