How to apply for ScreenSkills Select endorsement

Further information on applying to be an endorsed course.

How to apply for ScreenSkills Select endorsement
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ScreenSkills Select focuses on the film, TV, animation, VFX and games sectors. Only college or university courses in these sectors are eligible to apply.

We endorse both broad courses covering an entire sector or genre, as well as more specific craft-based areas – as long as they have a tight focus on key, in-demand roles and skills shortages. Many examples of both can be found in our directory of ScreenSkills Select endorsed college and university courses.

Once a decision has been made to endorse a college or university course the course will be endorsed for a period of four years, subject to annual review.

Please note we do not accept applications from screen acting or wholly film theory courses. 

Email for further information and to arrange an informal discussion with the Accreditation Programme Manager about ScreenSkills Select including the next steps to apply.

Throughout the application process, the ScreenSkills Select team will continually support you and provide any further information.

Right from the initial stage of application, the professionalism, advice and care shown by the ScreenSkills team was fantastic and this made the whole process as smooth as it possibly could have been. To receive ScreenSkills Select endorsement is a great achievement for the College and the television department.

Jim McIvor, Course Leader HNC/D Creative Industries: TV, Glasgow Clyde College

How to get your course endorsed

To qualify for ScreenSkills Select endorsement, courses must have:

  • An industry focus with strong input from local employers and have relevance to the screen industries
  • High graduate or leaver employment rates
  • Excellent standards of student work
  • Evidence that they are addressing current sector skills gaps and shortages in curriculum design
  • A focus on preparing students for the workplace including teamwork, professionalism and business skills
  • Strong engagement with employers and an industry focus
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion with regards to student and staff recruitment as well as training
  • Been in operation long enough to have produced at least one cohort of graduates or leavers, with the evidence available to demonstrate that a good proportion of them have either gained employment in the screen industries or progressed on to further study 

Click the dropdown below to find out more detail about the steps within the ScreenSkills Select application process.

Help with your application

The ScreenSkills Select team will be on hand to offer one-to-one advice and guidance throughout the application process including before an application is submitted. Click the dropdown below to find out more.

Further information

Contact the Accreditation Programme Manager for further information and an informal discussion about ScreenSkills Select including the next steps to apply.

We’ve been delighted with the ScreenSkills Select scheme. We’ve found the endorsement process reflective, professional, insightful and useful. The ScreenSkills Select team have been very informative and helpful in supporting us to make the most of the benefits.

Toby Carter, Creative Apprenticeships, Cirencester College