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Live event rigger

Installing the infrastructure for the scenic, lighting, sound and audiovisual elements of a live event.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Apprentices must be 18 years old and physically fit.

Candidates will usually have:

  • at least 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in maths, English and science
  • basic IT skills
What apprentices will learn
  • general health and safety
  • identifying and minimising hazards and risks
  • selecting, using, storing and maintaining equipment, tools and materials
  • planning and organisational work methods
  • rigging skills and techniques
  • reading and interpreting designs
  • working at height
  • team working and communication

Apprentices will complete a level 2 assessment for the Professional Lighting and Sound Association's (PLASA) National Rigging Certificate

Professional registration

None specified.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.