Training Delivery: face to face


Free two-week training course to introduce you to the role of 3rd Assistant Director.

This Skills Bootcamps is for people with some experience of working as a Set PA or Runner, who want to move into AD roles.

The course covers the key aspects of what they need to know including

  • key regulations,
  • communications on set,
  • working with Supporting Artists,
  • sustainable production
  • managing a freelance career.

Training takes place over two weeks face-to-face at our training centre in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. We are a five-minute walk from Chesham tube station on the Metropolitan line.

Each learner benefits from our continuing support and mentorship throughout and beyond the programme.

Following completion of the Skills Bootcamp, participants join our own talent pool, All Spring Talent, where they will get regular job alerts with exciting external career opportunities. Alumni can access employment support from our dedicated Talent Manager through one-to-one catch-ups, CV guidance and interview practice.

Becoming a 3rd AD is funded through the Department of Education and managed by Buckinghamshire Council and Buckinghamshire Business First.


29th July – 9th August 2024 – applications open 2nd July and close on 15th July

21st October – 1st November 2024 – applications open 9th September and close 27th September

3rd – 14th March 2025 – applications open 6th January and close 10th February



– 12 months industry experience, preferably in scripted

– Aged 19 years old and over

– Right to Work and Live in the UK

– Not in education, funded training or enrolled on another Skills Bootcamp

All Spring Media is committed to diversity and inclusion. We actively encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply, particularly those from an ethnic minorities background and lower socio-economic groups and those who identify as D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent. Please let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments for the application process.


– Pastoral Support

– Regular Industry Updates

– Industry Insights from Trainers

– Alumni Network and Talent Pool