Post-Production Apprenticeship for Technical Operators Launched
21 April 2020
As an end-point assessment organisation (EPAO) embedded in the creative industries, we are delighted (but not surprised) that not even a global pandemic has stopped post-production employers from opening a much-needed apprenticeship scheme that responds to the need for accredited post-production training for technical operators in post -production houses, broadcasters and in-house facilities.
The new standard
The development of the apprenticeship was led by Rowan Bray, MD of Clear Cut and Neil Hatton, CEO of UK Screen Alliance, assisted by a group of leading post-production employers who continue to support it by helping us to develop the assets for the end-point assessment and advising on the content of our support materials.
Nine apprentices from seven companies have just begun their training provided by London South Bank University (LSBU) to become post- production technical operators. The apprentices are employed by Evolutions, Deluxe 142, Visual Data Media Services, Clear Cut Pictures, Timeline TV, Fifty Fifty Post and Platform Post Production.
In a last-minute change of plan, LSBU has converted course materials and lectures to be delivered online to comply with the required Covid-19 social distancing measures. This reflects the incredible move of the whole post industry to remote working in responding to the needs of producers in light of the pandemic.
Rowan Bray, MD of Clear Cut Pictures said, “It’s hugely satisfying to see the apprentices start their training after all the work our Trailblazer group of employers and the teaching team at LSBU put in to developing the course. The need to support the upskilling of our staff has long been recognised, given the complexity of modern post-production, in meeting the ambitions of film and programme-makers. We were determined not to let the pandemic get in the way.”
Hear, hear to that – we share the same viewpoint and in tune with the times and our industry colleagues, we have made a massive move to online assessment.
Do contact us if you are worried about forthcoming EPA for your apprentices – we are here to help.
If you would like more information about the end-point assessment of this standard, take a look at our webpage