How to make an effective FOI request: the Campaign for Freedom of Information (CFOI) is holding a day's training on Thursday 3 November at the Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA, registration at 9.45, course 10.00 – 17.00. More details and how to book on the CFOI website.
Training for NUJ reps: sign up for free training for all the skills needed to be a rep and health & safety officer. The courses take place in London, Manchester and Glasgow. All dates and details on the NUJ website.
NUJ reps' training, Ireland: whether you are an experienced rep who wants to brush up their skills or a beginner, this training session on Thursday 1 December in Dublin will equip you with the do’s and don’ts of representing your colleagues. More details and where to book your free place on the NUJ website.
NUJ training in Wales: the union provides a range of subsidised courses, including media law, mentoring and coaching, and shooting and editing on iPhones and iPads.
NUJ training in Scotland: the union provides professional training in Glasgow and online.
Pitch and deal: book now for this one-day course, on Saturday 28 January at the NUJ London HQ, which will help freelances market their work and negotiate better deals. Discount for NUJ members, more details and how to reserve a place on the NUJ website.
Video for journalism: learn how to shoot and edit footage. The NUJ is holding two sessions in London on Thursday 2 February and Monday 15 May starting at 10.00 on both days. For the course outline and to book your place visit the events pages on the NUJ website.
Free professional workshops: as a member of the NUJ you are eligible to take part in the Federation of Entertainment Unions' (FEU) training project. Book for courses to help improve your social media skills, shoot videos and deal with setbacks at work, in London and Manchester. Dates, details and how to book on the FEU website.