Assistant Location Manager Training

Step up in the locations department

If you are working in locations and looking to further your career we would like to invite you to apply to the Production Guild’s Assistant Location Manager Training Scheme.

Giving you the skills and experience necessary to take your career to the next level you will work closely with experienced film and TV location managers throughout the course.

You will share their experience and knowledge through practical on set learning, online learning, classroom learning and through one to one mentor support.

To be eligible to apply you must have professional experience of working in a film, TV or a commercials production environment, preferably in a locations department, or within a department which involves working on locations.

Two schemes will run concurrently in the South East and in Scotland from September 2014 to March 2015. The scheme will last up to six months delivered over 7 weekends in the South East from Saturday 13th September 2014 and in Scotland from Saturday 4th October 2014.

To download the guidance notes and check your eligibility please click here

To request an application form please email pg@productionguild.com or telephone 01753 651767

 "I am delighted to run this course for The Production Guild. It will be the most comprehensive training scheme for location assistants; taught and mentored by the top location managers working in film and TV today.

Giving you the most comprehensive understanding and knowledge of working on location, this course will provide you with the confidence and contacts to further your career within UK location departments"

Harriet Lawrence, Location Manager, Suffragette, Burton and Taylor, Fleming, Parks and Recreation, Downton Abbey and Dancing on the Edge.

 The course will cover

  • location scouting
  • location photography
  • location management
  • location planning
  • location budgeting
  • location and the law
  • getting work in locations
  • working safely on location
  • communicating on location

The fee for this course is only £600 plus VAT = £720.  We are able to bring you this course at this very low cost as it is subsidised by Creative Skillset. The full cost without the subsidy would be £3500 + VAT per person. 

To download the guidance notes please click here

For an application form please email pg@productionguild.com or telephone 01753 651767

If you have any enquiries please do email us at the same address or call the office on 01753 651 767.

Tutors and mentors include:

  • Emma Pill, Location Manager, Cinderella, Thor: The Dark World, Dark Shadows, Captain America: The First Avenger, Alice in Wonderland.
  • James Grant, Location Manager, The Counselor, Skyfall, I, Anna 2011, Jack the Giant Slayer, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
  • Bill Darby, Location Manager, Cyber, Heart of the Sea, Maleficent, Snow White and the Huntsman, 47 Ronin.
  • Martin Joy, Location Manager, Skyfall, Red 2, Wrath of the Titans, War Horse.
  • Camilla Stephenson, Location Manager, Theory of Everything, The World’s End, Les Miserables, Byzantium, Austenland, The Iron Lady.
  • Alex Gladstone, Location Manager, Ex Machina, Far from the Madding Crowd, Winter, 47 Ronin, Philomena, Trance.
  • Antonia Grant, Location Manager, The Interceptor (TV series), Esio Trot, The 7.39 2013, Call the Midwife (series 1 & 2), Hunted, The Hour.
  • Jonah Coombes, Location Manager, A Little Chaos, Paddington Bear, Saving Mr Banks, The Two Faces of January, Rush.
  • Michael Harm, Location Manager, The Gunman, The Invisible Woman, World War Z, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.


Assistant Location Managers Training was developed and delivered by Film London and funded by Creative Skillset from 2006-2009. The Production Guild would like to thank Film London for their support in developing this new programme.