Institute of Directors
IoD open courses cover the essentials needed to successfully steer an organisation.
"Being a Director is incredibly difficult, actually. During a production, almost every decision that is made falls directly at your feet. I usually arrive at a shoot a little before breakfast, and have to meet with all the various heads of department before the day gets going. You’re then called upon to direct every shot, every camera, every camera and everything else, for about the next twelve hours or so. And that’s without including the months of planning during pre-production, and the gruelling editing and post-production at the end. My advice for anyone looking to become a Director (apart from getting a great DP or AD) would be make films. All day, every day. Add to your showreel, and learn your craft. And don’t be afraid to fail. Hey, even Steven Spielberg has Howard the Duck."