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IQA - (Internal Quality Assurer) Standard: Post-Production Technical Operator (Level 4)

Job Type: Part time

Start Date: December 7th, 2020

Closing Date: February 28th, 2022


Associate IQA - Internal Quality Assurer 

Standard: Post-Production Technical Operator (Level 4)


Hours per week: Contracted

Salary/Fee: Pay based on daily rate, competitive 

Location: Multiple locations across the UK. Occasional travel to AIM HQ in Derby may be required.


AIM supports the growth in the end-point assessment (EPA) of apprenticeship standards, delivery of high-quality EPA, working in partnership with major employers across sectors. We are currently focusing our work on the creative and cultural industries. We are seeking to recruit talented and motivated IQAs across a range of standards in the creative sector, including Post-Production Technical Operator.


Post-Production Technical Operator


This standard relates to technical aspects of post-production for film, TV and advertising. Post-production is effectively the final step in the making of a film or television programme and associated products, is the process of refinement and transition of raw materials into a finished product before distribution and release to the public.

Post-Production Technical Operators are employed by audio and picture post-production companies, visual effects companies, broadcasters and by film and TV production companies who have their own facilities.


The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide support, assistance and delivery within the technical support operation of a post-production company. Core duties include (but are not limited to) first line technical and edit support for the workflow and lifecycle of the content in post-production, media backup, ingest and export. The core objective of the role is to ensure that the technical support operations are fulfilled effectively and efficiently to the technical specification provided.


Apprentice assessment methods 

  • Knowledge test: a one hour multiple choice test of 60 fact based questions designed to test the knowledge element of the standard 
  • Practical demonstration: a three part assessment (35 mins each) requiring the apprentice to demonstrate their skills in
  1. quality assessing finished content
  2. performing ingest and export of media
  3. conform of an edited sequence
  • Professional discussion: A 60 minute discussion with our assessor supported by the apprentice’s evidence portfolio.


More information on this standard can be found on the AIM website


AIM Associate IQAs


AIM operate an internal quality assurance framework that ensures end-point assessments delivered by AIM: 

  • are fit for purpose 
  • give all apprentices equal access and opportunity to demonstrate their achievements 
  • have been through an appropriate development and approval process 
  • are relevant: the EPA is current and genuinely measures occupational competence. Achievement of the apprenticeship is a dependable predictor of success in the occupation 
  • are reliable: the EPA produces consistent outcomes irrespective of context, cohort, timing or the organisations involved 
  • are reviewed regularly to ensure they comply with the above statements


Much of the delivery of our EPA assessments are quality assured by our associate Internal Quality Assurers (IQAs).  The Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) is a dual professional, with both assessment and subject level expertise. The role is key in ensuring the validity and reliability of judgements and ultimately the issue of apprenticeship certificates.


As an associate IQA working with AIM you will:

  1. Plan, operate and evaluate quality assurance systems, by risk rating assessors and setting associated sampling/monitoring plans
  2. Support and develop assessors by providing advice and leading standardisation activities
  3. Monitor and improve the quality of assessment practice by observing assessments and reviewing assessment decisions and documents
  4. Report on the quality of assessment by completing reports and attending meetings


IQAs are expected to have a small caseload of assessments each year.


Minimum requirements


IQAs for Post-Production Technical Operator must: 

  1. Have worked in the post-production environment in industry within the last 2 years. You must be able to demonstrate continuing engagement in the industry and previous work/specific projects within the areas being assessed.
  2. Hold or be working towards an IQA qualification. Successful IQAs will be required to undertake training in assessment practice. 
  3. Have some experience of IQA within assessment, some experience of working in the education and training sector would be desirable but not essential as we are looking for industry practitioners 
  4. Be independent of the apprentice, their employer and training provider(s) i.e. there must be no conflict of interest
  5. Ideally hold or be working towards an end point assessor qualification, this is desirable, not essential.


Our IQAs should also have:


Diversity orientation and an inclusive approach

Excellent organisational skills and a professional approach 

An eye for detail

Timekeeping and punctuality

Good interpersonal and communication skills




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