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AIM Assessment

Assistant Recording Technician EPA

The Assistant Recording Technician Level 4 standard.

Assistant recording technicians work as part of a small team within a studio environment of a large or small broadcast and/or production company that edits and produces music and sound content prior to release.

This role provides support to more experienced and senior audio or recording engineers to produce high-quality recordings, working with the technical aspect of recording and using a variety of technological tools. This could include, for example, working on the technical aspects of music that is recorded for sale under an artist’s name, or that which is to be used for TV, radio, film or computer games.

The length of this apprenticeship is typically 24 months.

Gateway requirements

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  • Level 2 English and maths
  • A portfolio of work-based evidence, used to support the professional discussion
  • An approved project proposal

Assessment Methods

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  • Project report and presentation with questioning: a written report, based on a work-based project or engineering activity carried out by the apprentice. This is supported by a presentation delivered by the apprentice and questioning by an assessor.
  • Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence: A 50-minute discussion with an assessor, supported by a submitted portfolio of evidence. 

Indicative duration of assessment

There is a seven-week period, following gateway, for completion of the project and submission of the report. The presentation is then submitted within two weeks of completion and submission of the report. The assessment of the presentation, questioning and professional discussion components of the EPA will be scheduled at least two weeks after the presentation is submitted. 

More Information

Find out more on the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education website

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