Script supervisor programme - for children's TV

Training dates:

  • Tues 14 Dec 11:00 - 12:30 (Zoom)
  • Thurs 16 Dec 11:00 - 12:30 (Zoom)
  • Mon 10 Jan 11:00 - 12:30 (Zoom)
  • Wed 12 Jan 11:00 - 12:30 (Zoom)
  • Fri 14 Jan 11:00 - 12:30 (Zoom)
  • In-person January dates TBC

Placements: January - March 2022

The key ambition of this unique course is to provide you with the skills required to work as a script supervisor in children's TV. The course will be a combination of online modules, which you must complete, and a live assessment where you will work with cast, crew and a director to ensure the smooth running of a recording. 

Following on from the assessment, selected trainees will be offered placements on an active production to work as a paid trainee script supervisor.

Who it's for

We are looking for people with some experience in production or who may be returning to work, and for people with script supervision experience in other genres and who would be interested in working in children's TV.

The training is aimed at people working in media who can step up to take on the responsibilities of a script supervisor in Children's Television. They must be ready, willing and able to undertake placements that will enable them to work as a script supervisor on production and must therefore have the confidence and ability to work in a professional environment. 

What it covers

All the key aspects of script supervision, including:

  • Script Preparation and Breakdown
  • Timings, Marking Up
  • Script Continuity/Photo Records
  • Production Edit Logs
  • Tramlines
  • Best Practice When Working With Children
  • Working On Low Budget Productions
  • Children's Hours, Licensing and Chaperones
  • Teamwork
  • Health & Safety Essentials
  • Filming Overseas

Lead trainer: 

Caryn Langrick worked for BBC Training as a Senior Course Producer, running a portfolio that included Drama Continuity, Drama/Doc Continuity and Introductory and Advanced Script Editing courses.  She has previously run extremely popular Script Supervisor training sessions for Grand Scheme Media. Caryn has worked on BBC Drama Series like Casualty, Eastenders, Lovejoy, Inspector Alleyn, Riff Raff Element, Between the Lines and Children’s Television productions like CBBC’s Millie Inbetween and is well versed in the responsibilities of working in Children’s TV. 

A unique and independent training and consultancy company, Grand Scheme Media has delivered a number of successful schemes funded by ScreenSkills, many with a specific focus on Children’s Television. We currently produce GET THE KNOWLEDGE, providing insight into working with children, and have also delivered courses on Line Production (HETV), Script Supervision and First AD Skills (both for HETV and Children’s Television), Short Form and Developing Content for Kids, Drama Script Editing and Comedy Writing. 

Our courses have always received extremely positive feedback and we work hard to embrace ScreenSkill’s key requirements with regards to Diversity, Professional Development and Inclusivity. 

How to apply

To apply for a place on this course, please complete our online application form. 

Judging information

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we will be unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

Grand Scheme Media

Grand Scheme Media

A creative consultancy that offers development and packaging expertise to the TV business plus high-quality training in TV and radio production.

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