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Apprenticeship training course

Live event technician (level 3)

Preparing and setting up technical equipment for live events ranging from concerts, festivals and theatrical performances through to exhibitions, conferences, product launches and showcases.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
30 months
Apprenticeship category
Creative and design
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • In-house project manager
  • On-site Technician
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Preparation, test, repair and maintenance of equipment such as amplifiers, speakers & sound control desks; lights, dimmers & lighting control desks or video screens, projectors & associated control equipment.
  • Assembly of systems from component parts.
  • Fault finding in components and systems.
  • Operation of specialised technical equipment & tools.
  • People management and Interpersonal skills especially the ability to react to varied working environments.
  • Computer literacy including specialist software systems such as CAD/design and rental management.
  • Understand and interpret system specifications and drawings.
  • Logistics, with specific reference to truck pack, the ability to judge required space for loads, and prepare Carnets & Manifests for shows travelling outside of the UK/EU.
  • Lifting/ground rigging - much of the technical equipment used in live events is hung from pre-rigged support systems.
  • Customer Service - dealing politely & respectfully with customers, ranging from account managers to production managers to the end client when on site.

Full information on Live event technician (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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