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Digital Unions: Filming and Editing Course with Community the Union

A ten week filming and editing course was developed in partnership with the Scottish Union Learning Digital Unions project, Community the Union, WEA and Stuart Platt, digital film-maker to produce an inclusive and accessible short film, to promote the health and well-being of workers at the RSBi factory in Glasgow. Additional learning support was provided throughout the programme by WEA’s Glasgow Workplace Literacies tutor who is funded by Glasgow’s Integrated Grants Fund. Originally, it was planned to deliver the course over six weeks but the timescale was extended to ten weeks to offer extra support for the workers who had additional learning needs. The course took place from April to the end of June 2017 and was delivered with a small group of admin assistants and machine operators.

The main benefits of the training for the workers were opportunities to:

• Develop their planning, communication and team building skills
• Gain practical skills on the use of cameras, lighting, sound and drones, and experience of editing
• Increase their confidence levels

This was the first time RSBi workers were provided with the opportunity to get hands-on with specialised media equipment and access to this type of training; they were only able to do so with funding from Scottish Union Learning’s Digital Unions project. As a result of the course, further additional training is being explored by RSBi to provide all their union reps with the skills to blog about their experiences.

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