Creative Venue Technician Level 3
As a Creative Venue Technician apprentice you provide technical support for the construction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of a live performance
Creative Venue Technicians provide technical support for the construction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of a live performance, for audience or camera. They will play an active role in the technical operation across a variety of established creative venues, for example, theatres, arts centres and broadcast studios. They will become competent in lighting, audio, video and building services related to the performance arts and apply them to their resident premises and / or production.
Rather than just being in a classroom environment, the apprenticeship is learning within the workplace. So our training is based around your workplace and the job you are being paid to do!
Typical job roles include:
· Venue Technician
· Theatre Technician
· Stage Technician
· Lighting Technician
· Sound Technician
· Video Technician
· Automation Technician
1) Practical Observation: This is an assessment of your skills at work by means of a real or, if not reasonably practicable, a simulated work task, to demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and behaviours.
2) Professional discussion: After the observation, you will have a structured meeting with the independent assessor which is expected to run for up to 2 hours. Your employer will be permitted to be present but they must not lead or provide answers for you.
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.
You will be expected to deliver projects throughout the apprenticeship. Each project would involve research, knowledge and may be submitted in writing, a presentation or a professional discussion.
Seminars and Qualifications:
All CVT apprentices are enrolled onto a vendor qualification called the ABTT Bronze award. This will come with training sessions – covering the following:
Training Session 1 – Manual Handling & Health and Safety at Work Act Develop an understanding of manual handling, injuries and the UK theatre code of conduct.
Training Session 2 – Electrical Fundamentals To develop an understanding of basic electricity
Training Session 3 – Knots & Splicing Develop a basic understanding into knots commonly used in theatre
Training Session 4 – Fundamentals of Flying An introduction to manual flying systems within the theatre
Training Session 5 – Safe Use of Temporary Access Equipment Understanding safe handling of Access Equipment and covering relevant terminology
Training Session 6 – Revision session on ABTT Exam ABTT mock questions and covering what has previously been learnt in preperation for the exam
Apprentices learn the skills they need on the job with the guidance of a development coach who is an expert from the industry. You’ll finish your apprenticeship with a recognised qualification, valuable industry experience, money, and substantial opportunities for promotion.
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