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Apprenticeship training course

Media production co-ordinator (level 4)

Co-ordinate productions using specialist production management skills, knowledge and experience.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Creative and design
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Booking Co-ordinator
  • Junior Booking Producer
  • Production Co-ordinator
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Operate within and adhere to agreed organisational policies, standards and procedures, adapting to operational changes as they occur for a production.
  • Be responsible for creating and maintaining production documentation and records such as: schedules, scripts, call sheets, technical requisitions, camera sheets, client feedback, review notes cast, and/or crew lists.
  • Compile resourcing and progress reports, drawing on information from all relevant departments in line with production requirements.
  • Liaise with other departments, acting as first point of contact on the production.
  • Provide production personnel with up-to-date information on production activities.
  • Monitor the use of production materials, equipment and supplies ensuring these are used effectively.
  • Assist with, sourcing or booking crew, contributors, talent or suppliers to meet production requirements crew and suppliers to meet production requirements.
  • Manage logistics and/or travel, liaising with other departments when required.
  • Monitor and control compliance for the production relating to legal, regulatory, organisational and industry codes of practice.
  • Identify and mitigate any risks to the production, escalating issues if necessary.
  • Comply with company Health and Safety policies and practices, and complete risk assessments for tasks and work activities within and relevant to, own role.
  • Co-ordinate activities and logistics to support the production team.
  • Build rapport and collaborate effectively with partners on productions such as cast, crew, and contributors, including chaperones and tutors where appropriate.
  • Communicate factually and tactfully with colleagues and clients; resolving problems on productions when required.
  • Allocate resources and delegate tasks within the production to meet deadlines.
  • Conduct discussions and negotiations in ways which promote good working relationships for example, using positive questioning and active listening, adapting communication methods as required.
  • Work in line with agreed workflows, adapting to operational changes as they occur.
  • Assist with management of the set, studio or location of the production.
  • Accommodate the technical needs of the creative team, including pre and post production.
  • Work collaboratively with senior personnel to ensure the final product is delivered to industry standards including technical and legal requirements.
  • Assess the project schedule and interpret/relay the priorities to the team.
  • Co-ordinate the scheduling of the production in line with organisational requirements.
  • Manage the delivery process of materials to clients or external companies, keeping parties informed of progress and change.
  • Multitask on simultaneous productions, often for different clients, deciding how to prioritise the work to ensure that all tasks are completed on schedule.
  • Take ownership to resolve and/or escalate faults/incidents/problems to the appropriate person, within agreed governance parameters.
  • Create and maintain a professional development record to document progress against key competencies and enable effective learning from the workplace.
  • Seek out learning and networking opportunities that will be most beneficial to you.

Full information on Media production co-ordinator (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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