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Broadcast and media systems engineer (integrated degree) (level 6)

Working at the heart of the transmission process from the production studio through to the home screen/radio/streaming device.

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Creative and design
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Broadcast Maintenance Engineer
  • Control Room Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Graphics Systems Engineer
  • Operations Engineer
  • Platform Engineer
  • RF Transmissions Engineer
  • Satellite Communications Engineer
  • Spectrum Planner
  • Studio Systems Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Monitor and maintain operational systems through analysis and problem solving
  • Operate and maintain technical broadcast or networking systems following defined procedures to ensure uninterrupted service, in line with service level agreements
  • Apply a logical, structured approach to identifying, isolating and diagnosing root causes and addressing technical problems and resolving faults on broadcast systems and networks using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Use software to monitor and maintain broadcast and network system availability, interrogate data and act on any issues
  • Use and maintain mobile and fixed test and measurement equipment such as analysers, and act on the results
  • Use technical knowledge bases to support existing and new installations
  • Comply with own organisations policies and procedures relating to individual and group responsibilities for Health and Safety
  • Design systems and specifications
  • Produce and update system designs and documentation when required
  • Interpret and use technical documentation including circuit diagrams and data sheets when creating, installing or maintaining systems and networks
  • Identify and specify the appropriate cables, connectors and components for the required frequencies or data rates that need to be delivered
  • Install systems and share technical knowledge
  • Install broadcast and network systems, commissioning and producing appropriate technical documentation and handover to users checking these are understood
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing, taking into account the audience and possible impact on business relationships
  • Provide technical advice and guidance as required
  • Maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Full information on Broadcast and media systems engineer (integrated degree) (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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