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End-point assessments for the creative and cultural industries

Creative Industries Production Technician EPA

The Creative Industries Production Technician EPA is the end-point assessment for this Level 3 standard.

This occupation is found in creative settings. This ranges from screen production studios, outside locations, entertainment venues and theatres, through to organisations that provide technical solutions for the setup of live, recorded and streamed events. Production technicians work in three main roles; as creative venue technicians, live event technicians or screen lighting technicians. The roles can be venue based or they can be mobile; working across a variety of sites and environments.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to prepare, build, set up, and operate functioning systems for creative productions; including screen, theatre, live performance and events. These systems can include sound, lighting, power or video. Technicians read, interpret and give appropriate technical information to colleagues and clients. They use a variety of tools to assemble, install and maintain technical and production systems

Gateway requirements

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

Assessment Methods

  • Practical assessment with questions: A two and a half hour practical observation of a task, or series of tasks, followed by 30-minutes of questioning by an assessor.
  • Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio: A 90-minute discussion with an assessor, supported by a portfolio of evidence

Indicative duration of assessment

The EPA will typically be completed within a period of up to three months once the Gateway requirements have been met. 

More Information

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

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