BBC, Skillset Set Framework for Skills Collaboration

The BBC and Skillset have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote education and learning across the audio-visual industry in order to stimulate creativity and cultural excellence.

This memorandum of understanding evolved from the BBC Charter and Agreement, which came into effect on 1 January 2007, and Skillset Television Skills Strategy, which was announced in July 2006.

The charter outlines the BBC’s training responsibilities to the wider industry and the need to further develop strategic partnerships to implement these objectives.

The mutual framework outlined in the memorandum enables Skillset to support the BBC in developing skills across the United Kingdom and at every level to ensure that the industry remains creative, productive, and globally competitive.

The two parties will work on joint action plans across training in television, radio and interactive skills. In addition, they will continue to develop and work on film training initiatives developed by Skillset in partnership with the U.K. Film Council.