THE NEXT Getting Started as a Freelance Course is on Friday 20 February and the next Pitch and Deal (negotiating for freelances) is on Friday 27 February, both at Headland House, the NUJ's London HQ. The tutors are both freelance journalists - LFB's own Phil Sutcliffe and Louise Bolotin of the NUJ's Freelance Industrial Council. Details are here.
NUJ Training is also running an intermediate Teeline shorthand course for those who already have 50wpm and wish to brush up or improve their speed. It's a ten-week course, every Thursday from Thursday 22 January, also at Headland House. Details are to be found here.
As ever, there are also free training workshops for NUJ members via the Federation of Entertainment Union's FEU Training website. There's also subsidised training by NUJ Wales and NUJ Scotland. And see our report on a course for photographers turning freelance, which may run again soon.