Outside broadcasting engineer (integrated degree) (level 7)
Provides picture and sound coverage of an event.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to master’s degree.
- Typical duration
- 12 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Creative and design
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- audio engineer
- cable riggers
- unit managers
- vision engineer
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Set up microphones, find technical faults, use talkback kits, edit sound.
- Rig monitors, set up video equipment, soldering and find technical faults.
- Set up and test recording systems with associated cabling requirements. Make and repair cable connectors.
- Rig cables, work at heights, work on a stage and the safety constraints of working with a crowd. Regulations and risk assessment.
- Distribution and management of power supplies on location.
- Cable bashing, camera set-up, camera use (zoom, focus, shot match), camera talkback.
- Check picture exposure and colour vision, interpretation of mood and look required. Follow programme scripts and lighting cues.
- Carry out site surveys and resulting documentation, rig and repair RF cables and use web browser interfaces and terminal server programs.
- Configuring equipment to work with an existing network, using analysis tools to fault find and adding external storage systems.