Broadcast Production Assistant Level 3

Providing support and assistance to help with the delivery of content for TV or radio shows.

What is a Broadcast Production Assistant?

A Broadcast 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.

Level 3

Advanced

Programme Duration

12-15 Months

Why do this apprenticeship?

Broadcast 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, Broadcast 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.

Broadcast 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

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.

1) Portfolio of work: As part of the end point assessment the learner will need to develop a portfolio over the course of the 12 month training period. The Portfolio contains evidence from real work activity by the apprentice that has been built up progressively through the apprenticeship and will illustrate the application of the knowledge, skills and behaviours within the Standard synoptically.

2) Research Project: The purpose of the research project is for the apprentice to demonstrate knowledge gained during the apprenticeship and the application of this knowledge in developing their skills to produce a project report and an artefact which could include a visual or audio short broadcast piece, web content supporting a production or a developed programme idea

3) Set Test: This will be carried out on the Assessment Day, and will test the apprentice’s ability to respond to a commission and to develop a pitch or programme idea in a short timescale of 30 minutes.

4) Professional Discussion: The professional discussion element of the end point assessment will begin after the Set test presentation is completed. The Assessment Panel will consist of an Assessment Organisation representative and a representative from the employer/training provider. They will carry out the professional discussion together which will take 45 minutes.

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

– Online learning

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