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Apprenticeship training course

Broadcast and media systems technical operator (level 3)

Supporting the delivery of broadcast and communication services.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
22 months
Apprenticeship category
Creative and design
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Follow processes to ensure that the integrity and security of file based media content is maintained e.g. to avoid hacking or theft of assets
  • Prepare and assemble the agreed technical set up for live or pre-recorded content including video and sound equipment, broadcast systems and networks
  • Use industry specific software and hardware and follow industry specified processes relating to sound and visual workflows transmission
  • Use the appropriate systems to assess suitability of media for broadcast such as subtitles or audio description
  • Accurately monitor audio and video signals
  • Monitor channel outputs for quality and continuity of service ensuring adherence to OFCOM specifications and guidelines
  • Communicate fault conditions in a timely and coherent manner to colleagues, customers and suppliers, escalating to managers as required
  • Apply incident control procedures and complete incident control reports in line with organisational procedures
  • Work with broadcast technicians and engineers to re-establish and maintain service when it is interrupted
  • Implement agreed processes and log work carried out to services in line with service agreements
  • Communicate clearly and concisely using discretion when required
  • Work effectively, both individually and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with colleagues, customers and suppliers
  • Work accurately with a high degree of attention to detail
  • Ensure health and safety guidelines and policies, including electrical safety procedures, are followed at all times, reporting any health and incidents or hazards to the appropriate personnel
  • Maintain a secure working environment, in line with organisational policies, in order to protect individuals, information and organisational assets

Full information on Broadcast and media systems technical operator (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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