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Apprenticeship training course

Audiovisual technician (level 5)

Provide a broad range of professional solutions for communication.

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
  • Audiovisual Internal Event Technician
  • Audiovisual Support Technician
  • Audiovisual Technician
  • Collaboration and Audiovisual Experience Technician
  • Lighting and Audiovisual Technician
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Operate a video camera and vision mixer
  • Integrate a projector and/or display as part of an audiovisual presentation
  • Audio mixing; loudness, timbre, spatialisation, and channel management
  • Apply and problem solve video signal flow for live production
  • Operate and program lighting control software/hardware
  • Root cause analysis & problem solving
  • Collate, compare, and synthesise information from various sources
  • Work collaboratively; Building and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders (such as performers, public speakers, presenters, clients and event organisers)
  • Communicate technical concepts with clarity in person and in writing to end users of all skill levels and seniority
  • Install, test, and commission relevant hardware
  • Configure and manage remote participation systems
  • Edit audio and video content
  • Prepare, maintain, and manipulate audio and video assets through post-production
  • Create digital assets for video workflows
  • Manual camera operating for a range of contemporary S35mm digital cameras
  • Audio capture
  • Deliver virtual event technical operations
  • Clearly advise and guide event participants
  • Devise a learning program intended to cover a particular device/system
  • Identify personal training and professional development needs via research and investigation
  • Organise appropriate personal professional development activities to develop and enhance own role and skills
  • Use collaborative online environments to schedule and update projects and tasks
  • Complete risk assessment documentation
  • Accurately assesses level of risk to health and safety of themselves and others
  • Test and maintain audiovisual equipment, cables, and connectors: substitute items where necessary
  • Document and record maintenance activities
  • Safe storage of equipment
  • Create a coherent planning document

Full information on Audiovisual technician (level 5) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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