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End-point assessments for the creative and cultural industries

Post Production Engineer EPA

The Post Production Engineer EPA is the end-point assessment for this Level 5 standard.

This occupation is found in companies and organisations that edit and produce film and television content prior to release across multiple platforms. This includes feature films, television series for terrestrial and digital services, and advertising. This is a growing sector, due to the increasing volume of content being produced. Post Production businesses can be either large or small and may either specialise in purely post production services or, be part of larger organisations that provide a wide range of technical support services to the TV and film industries.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to enable creative individuals in the film and television sector to be able to produce high quality content.  

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with creative representatives from client organisations and other members of the technical staff engaged with the production of content. Post Production Engineers will also engage with client organisations and representatives from suppliers, and work as part of a post production teams. Post Productions Engineers will hold senior posts within technical teams and will be required to provide direction and guidance to junior members of staff and to sub-contractors who may be engaged with.

Gateway requirements

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

Assessment Methods

  • Project and presentation with questioning: The project involves the apprentice completing and submitting a piece of work that has a real business application. This is followed by a presentation delivered by the apprentice, and then questions from an assessor.
  • Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio: A 75-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 six 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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