About myself .
Initially trained at the BBC, where I worked as PA, I have been involved in specialised training for the film and television industry for over thirty years, running hundreds of coursesand providing training for over 1,000 people. I have run courses for most of the major television companies in the UK as well as courses for the Independent Television Association, the National Film and Television School, the Royal College of Art, the London Film School and other colleges and polytechnics. I have also run courses for the Galway Film Commission in Ireland, the Gaelic Training Trust, the Northern Ireland Film Council and the Munich School of Television and Film in Germany.
My own residential courses have attracted applicants from all the main television companies, Channel 4, BECTU, Cyfle, independent and corporate production companies as well as students from overseas.
My training is approved by Skillset, the industry training organisation and my residential courses provide the specific NVQ/SVQ training for Film, TV & Video Production Level 3.
My contribution to television training in the UK was recognised in 1996 by National Training Awards at both regional and national level.
I have written two books on the work of the Continuity Supervisor and the Production Assistant
ISBN No: 0 240 51613 3
The Television PA's Handbook
Both books have become standard textbooks for the industry. The Continuity Supervisor is published by Butterworth-Heinemann and available from major bookshops. The Television PA's Handbook is no longer in print. However, copies can be obtained by contacting me directly.
Avril Rowlands film & television training
Inkberrow, Worcestershire WR7 4JD
Telephone: 01386 792 051
Mobile: 07957 428 548