NFTS Scotland Certificate: Location Management for Film and TV Production (Blended) at National Film and Television School - UCAS

Course summary

Train to scout and manage the perfect location for your productions. Could you find the next iconic shooting location to bring fictional places like Westeros or Hobbiton to life? This course - created due to industry demand - is designed to thoroughly train you in Location Management, and all the vital roles that lie within it. The Locations Department consists of three primary roles: Location Manager, Assistant Location Manager and Location Scout. They work closely with directors, producers, cinematographers, assistant directors and designers, providing all the information and support necessary for a successful location shoot from initial brief, finding ideal locations for the shoot, negotiating fees, terms and conditions as well as managing locations during the production and filming periods to wrap and reinstatement. We’ll ensure that you leave the course with all the relevant practical experience - including working with the latest on-set COVID protocols - and some valuable contacts for starting out in the professional world. Please note that the blended model of the course that is run from the NFTS Scotland hub consists of a twelve week part-time training period where you are required to attend weekly online sessions. This will be followed by a three month period during which you will need to be available to undertake the placement/s required. This will not be full-time.


Alongside practical workshops and on-set/location experience, the curriculum delivers seminars and workshops on all aspects of the job and across different genres of filmmaking, guest speakers and site visits to location companies, shoots and relevant authorities. It also includes vital Health and Safety instruction, leading to the industry-recognised Production Safety Passport.

Entry requirements

This course is open to UK applicants and EU/EEA Nationals with UK pre-settled/settled status (subject to meeting residency requirements) and applicants who are currently in the UK on a valid visa for the full duration of the course. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, keen to work hard as part of a team and quick to learn. You should have a good general education, but no there are no other specific educational requirements. Previous experience working in the film or television industry would be an advantage, or knowledge gained from an alternative production activity, for example, a university or college media course project. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees will be confirmed Spring/Summer 2024
NFTS Scotland Certificate: Location Management for Film and TV Production (Blended) at National Film and Television School - UCAS