Production Assistant Level 3

As a Production Assistant apprentice you provide support and assistance to help with the delivery of content for TV or radio productions (programmes).

What is a Production Assistant?

A Production Assistant (also referred to as Broadcast Assistant, TV/Radio Production Assistant, Production Secretary, Runner, Production Management Assistant) provides support and assistance to editorial or technical colleagues to ensure the smooth delivery of content for TV or Radio productions (programmes). These productions may cover different genres including factual, daytime, light entertainment, drama, comedy, documentary and current affairs.

They may also need to assist production colleagues in technical support and operational areas such as camera, lighting, sound and editing. For commercial and independent TV and Radio sectors, tasks could also include developing branding, promotions or commercials and working with marketeers.

Level 3

Advanced

Programme Duration

12-15 Months

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Why do this apprenticeship?

Production Assistants work as part of a Production Team and need to be adaptable and able to learn quickly on the job; building their understanding of the TV & Radio industry as they move across production teams. As part of their role, Production Assistants may be involved in developing programme ideas, supporting the pitching of these new ideas and then work as part of a production team to develop and deliver these.

Production Assistants may plan projects or events, manage guests, and obtain and manage resources, including finance. They may also need to assist production colleagues in technical support and operational areas such as camera, lighting, sound and editing. For commercial and independent TV and Radio sectors, tasks could also include developing branding, promotions or commercials and working with marketeers.

Typical job roles include:

· TV or Radio creative,
· Production management

Editing roles, such as
· Researcher,
· Production Co-ordinator
· Editorial Co-ordinator.

End point Assessment

For the Production Assistant Apprenticeship, there is an end point assessment. This is done in the final part of the apprenticeship and is how the apprentice is judged on their learning. There are three sessions but this is completed over a month.
The Production Assistant End Point Assessment (EPA) involves the following:
• Set Test
• Professional Discussion

Find out more!

Check out our apprenticeship brochure to get a full breakdown of course structure, what you learn, how we operate and etc.

Training

Apprentices learn the skills they need on the job with the guidance of a development coach who is an expert from industry. You’ll finish your apprenticeship with a recognised qualification, valuable industry experience, money, and substantial opportunities for promotion.

Your training will include:

· The industry
· Ideas, genres and audiences
· Pitching creative ideas
· Shooting preparation Editing & postproduction
· Industry Money
· Legislation and Commission
· Diversity and inclusion in Film and TV video Outcome:
· The commercial and cultural benefits of Diversity and Inclusion
· The future of the industry

How you learn

Apprentices learn the skills they need on the job with the guidance of a development coach who is an expert from industry. You’ll finish your apprenticeship with a recognised qualification, valuable industry experience, money, and substantial opportunities for promotion.

  • Centre based/ Online learning
  • Work based training
  • One to one
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