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IQA - (Internal Quality Assurer) Standard: Creative Industries Production Manager (Level 7)

Job Type: Part time

Start Date: January 28th, 2021

Closing Date: February 28th, 2022

Associate IQA - Internal Quality Assurer 

Standard: Creative Industries Production Manager (Level 7)

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 Creative Industries Production Manager.

Creative Industries Production Manager

Creative Industries Production Managers are responsible for the practicalities of running a production; including the preparation of production schedules or script breakdowns, to ensure that enough time is allocated for all aspects of the production process, and to manage the productions resources including personnel. In post production and VFX, they provide the link between production company and the supplier to deliver people and resources to complete the project. If they specialise in Production Accounting, they will be responsible for the financial management of a production. 


Creative Industries Production Managers specialise in one of the four key creative production areas below and IQAs are required for each individual area.


  • 1. Production Accounting - The Production Manager working in Production Accounting is part of a team of Production Accountants and Assistant Production Accountants who, although being part of the wider finance community, are embedded within production departments working closely with the Production Management teams. They are responsible for managing the financial control of a slate of productions and/or providing financial support on a more dedicated basis to a more complex production.
  • 2. Film, TV and Short Form Production – Overseeing all operational and logistical elements of the production, the Production Manager working in Film or TV or Short Form productions, leads the production team and in some cases may manage Junior Production Managers and  Production Co-ordinators. They plan out the production workflow process from pre-production to delivery of the final content which could be a film, television programme or commercial.
  • 3. Option 3 VFX, Post-Production and Animation - The Post Production Manager works closely with the Producer and Supervisors on a project to create, implement and run the schedule, tracking and managing the workflow through departments and ensuring that the project meets both internal and external deadlines. The Production Manager leads or schedules the production team on a day-to-day basis and may manage junior line producers, bookings assistants and production co-ordinators. In some facilities the Production Manager may take on budgetary and client facing responsibilities.
  • 4. Live Performance Art Production – The Production Manager working in Live Performance Art Production supports the Technical Director to ensure the most effective use of resources and systems to realise all the technical elements of designs for productions, within the agreed budget, time and technical parameters. This may include Live Performance Art Productions held in theatres, national and international touring venues and non-traditional venues.


Apprentice assessment methods 

  • Project report with presentation and supplementary questioning: a project report based on a pre gateway work-based project during the EPA period, which will be the basis of a presentation to our assessor with supplementary questioning immediately after the presentation
  •  Professional discussion: A two way conversation with our assessor that will focus on coverage of prior learning and activity, problem solving.

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 Creative Industries Production Manager must: 

  1. Have worked in the creative 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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