What will I study?

The Researcher/Development Bootcamp equips you to play a vital role in television production. You will learn to uncover essential elements crucial to every TV Production, you will closely with industry professionals developing these skills. This involves finding and developing stories , locations, props, products, and information through reading, viewing, fact-checking, and tracking down statistics. You'll master compiling engaging content to deliver to production companies and commissioners.

The bootcamps will include:

Commissioning Process:

Understanding how the commissioning process works for both broadcast and on-demand services. Exploring the criteria and considerations that production companies and broadcasters use when selecting projects.

Ideas Development:

Exploring the different stages of the development process, from ideation to pre-production planning. Learning how to generate original ideas for factual television programs working on live briefs with local professionals. Understanding how to refine and develop these ideas into viable concepts for production.

Writing Treatments:

Developing skills in writing treatments, which are documents that outline the key elements of a proposed television program. Understanding how to effectively communicate the concept, structure, and potential impact of the program.

Contributor and talent Sourcing:

Learning the techniques involved in finding and securing suitable contributors for various types of programs. Understanding the ethical considerations and legal aspects related to sourcing contributors. Understanding the process of identifying and nurturing new on-screen talent.

This Bootcamp will provide a comprehensive overview of the television production industry, with a focus on factual programming. It combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, preparing you for a role in developing and pitching ideas for television programmes. You will work closely with local production companies and respond to commissioning briefs, gaining hands-on experience in the industry

How will this course be delivered?

The bootcamp will be 6 weeks in duration. Applications are open so please apply now!

Duration: 6-weeks

Mode: Full-time

Delivery: In-person/ some online

Location: Blossomfield Campus, Solihull College & University Centre and occasionally Stratford-upon-Avon College

What qualifications will I get?

There is no formal qualification.

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment.

How do I get a place on the course?

Applicants are invited to send their current CV via email to bootcamps@solihull.ac.uk

You can submit your CV as a regular document, audio or video file.

What are the entry requirements?

The Development/Researcher Bootcamp is open to anyone with passion and drive to work in the area of streaming. To qualify for this FREE course, you must be over 19 years of age, live in the West Midlands Combined Authority area postcode (Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton), Coventry or Warwick.

Applicants for the Live Stream Bootcamp may come from a diverse range of backgrounds and motivations, including:

  • Career Changer: Individuals seeking a transition into the dynamic field of live streaming and production from a different career path.
  • Industry Professionals in the West Midlands: Professionals currently working in the creative industry in the West Midlands region who want to broaden their skillset.
  • Recent College or University Graduates: Graduates fresh out of college or university who are eager to discover new employment opportunities
  • Job Seekers Seeking Skill Enhancement: Individuals actively seeking employment opportunities who wish to gain new skills, bolster their confidence, and accumulate valuable industry experience.
  • Freelancers in the Screen Industries: Freelancers with experience in the Creative or cultural sector who want to expand their skillset and network within the field.

This bootcamp offers a versatile learning environment that caters to a broad range of applicants with varying levels of experience and career objectives.

What else do I need to know?

This course is Free if you are aged 19+ and live in West Midlands, Coventry or Warwickshire area.

What can I do after this course?

This course will empower you to, construct, and produce captivating live content approaching professional standards.


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The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.