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FEU Closes Live Training Programme But Digital Access to Training Continues

After more than a decade, the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU) has closed its live training programme – following the Government’s decision to pull all unionlearn funding. However, their digital learning online centre will remain online.

Published: 01 April 2021 | 5:25 PM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:32 PM
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While FEU Training can no longer offer you live online and face-to-face training and support, members in England will still have free access to the digital learning centre. Photo credit: Shutterstock

You may be aware that the Government recently decided to pull funding for all unionlearn skills development programmes including FEU Training.

Despite the high performance and proven impact of the union learning programme (over 250,000 members have participated to gain the essential skills they need for continued career development), the lengthy campaign to reverse this decision was unsuccessful. However, the FEU (of which the MU is a member) will continue to look for new funding sources in the future.

Digital access to training

While FEU Training can no longer offer you live online and face-to-face training and support, members in England will still have free access to the digital learning centre, which contains a variety of learning opportunities including learning modules, tutorials, recorded webinars and e-courses such as:

  • Acting for Equality and Diversity
  • Blogging for creative freelances
  • Building your brand
  • Building your web presence
  • Creative productivity
  • Diversify your portfolio
  • Finance for freelances
  • Marketing for freelances
  • Negotiation for freelances
  • Overcoming freelance challenges
  • Running a social media campaign
  • Stress busting

You can also read more about our career development advice for members across all regions and let us know about your specific training needs as we develop our own resources by taking our short survey.

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