There is a lot of good training available.  A few providers and their courses that you might want to consider are listed below.  If you do book these courses, please let them know that you saw them here.

James Eade

A range of electrical courses aimed at the entertainment industry are available.  More information can be found here.


JWEC offer electrical and Health & Safety training for the entertainment industry.  Details are available on their training page.


The Association of British Theatre Technicians offers bronze, silver and gold level courses which cover a range of useful skills for technicians working in theatrical environments.

Find out more here.

The ABTT also created the TAPthis scheme to allow records to be stored and verified so that a technician can carry a small card with an ID that allows employers to quickly verify that valid training has been undertaken.


The union Bectu offer a range of learning opportunities for people working throughout the entertainment sector, whether you’re in a creative role or working behind the scenes to make productions happen. Most of our training is open to anyone, however, Bectu members get price discounts across all publicly available courses.

Creative Skillset

Creative Skillset offer training covering a very wide field.  They were a partner in the development of the Skillset Certificate in temporary electrical systems (SCiTES) which has now been superseded by James Eade course that we offer.


ETC offer worldwide training courses covering general topics such as networking as well as their own product specific courses.  Details can be found here.