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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-02838: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 23 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to encourage young people to consider careers in the film sector.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 30 January 2019

We recognise the importance of young talent in growing the screen sector and a range of our agencies contribute to promoting careers in film. In addition to the qualifications relating to media offered by SQA, Skills Development Scotland has launched a Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media. Creative Scotland supports work-based training on productions such as Outlander -currently open for applications - and on programmes such as Screen Nets and the PACT Indie Diversity training scheme. Screen Scotland has launched a £300,000 Film Education Partnerships Fund and will develop an action plan on Film Education, working with Skills Development Scotland to promote career pathways.