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Creative industries production technician (level 3)

To prepare, build, set up, and operate functioning systems for creative productions.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Creative and design
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Creative venue technician
  • Film electrician
  • Lighting technician
  • Live event technician
  • Production technician
  • Rigging electrician
  • Site engineers
  • Site technician
  • Sound engineer
  • Sound technician
  • Stage technician
  • Theatre technician
  • Venue technician
  • Video engineer
  • Video technician
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Interpret system specifications and drawings such as sound, lighting or video.
  • Prepare system specifications and drawings.
  • Use specialist software systems such as computer aided design and asset management to extract information and input basic information.
  • Assemble systems to support production, live performance or events from component parts using correct tools.
  • Troubleshoot and fault find issues in discrete pieces of equipment.
  • Deploy, operate and maintain technical equipment and tools.
  • Prepare, test, repair and maintain lighting, sound or video equipment and systems.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and adapt communication appropriately to suit the audience.
  • Use digital collaboration tools to collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Direct team members taking into consideration their level of experience.
  • Interpret and apply method statements in response to dynamic risk assessment to help ensure safe planning and delivery of work processes.
  • Use safety and access equipment in accordance with manufacturer instructions or to an alternative safe scheme of use.
  • Assemble and configure structures and systems from component parts to production specification.
  • Disassemble structures and systems, storing component parts and equipment safely.
  • Prepare written information and reports.

Full information on Creative industries production technician (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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