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Apprenticeship training course

Post production engineer (level 5)

Enable creative individuals in the film and television sector to be able to produce high quality content.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national diploma (HND).
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Creative and design
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Creative Technologist
  • Edit support technician
  • Post production engineer
  • Post production technical engineer
  • Post production technical support
  • Studio technologies team
  • Systems engineer
  • Technical engineer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Engage with clients to determine system requirements and establish hardware and software needs
  • Determine the scope of the task and agrees the specification
  • Set up new hardware and software systems to specification and to meet security requirements
  • Apply and follow defined procedures for maintenance and set up activities
  • Monitor and adjust calibration of equipment using SMPTE standards as a benchmark
  • Identify correct operational state of equipment and the operational status of applications
  • Select and use appropriate test equipment and software
  • Monitor and identify when applications and equipment are not working correctly
  • Operate and use IT hardware and auxiliary equipment effectively
  • Implement regular analysis to establish the on-going performance of systems
  • Gather and interpret information to identify the root cause of technical problems and apply a triage process in identifying faults
  • Apply diagnostic processes to identify and assess the scale of bespoke hardware and software problems
  • Evaluate possible solutions taking into account cost, time and priority
  • Reproduce and document fault conditions
  • Utilise helpdesk systems to track backlog and maintain customer service
  • Implement checks to review and evaluate the effectiveness of solutions
  • Log the progress of work and key actions on organisational systems
  • Schedule and implement work to take account of workflow to minimise negative impact
  • Implement creative workarounds until a permanent solution can be put in place
  • Brief other specialists to assist with the resolution of problems
  • Respond effectively in pressurised periods of work
  • Take ownership of the work environment and identified problems
  • Able to assess user state, user goals and user difficulties
  • Manage creative issues and establish trust with colleagues in order to minimise conflict
  • Describe complex problems in a simple and clear way to users and colleagues
  • Support junior staff by providing guidance on how to resolve system problems, checking the quality of their work and providing constructive feedback
  • Complies with Environmental and Health and Safety polices and procedures.

Full information on Post production engineer (level 5) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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