West Thames College London

Apprenticeship in Broadcast Production - Higher

This Higher Apprenticeship lasting 15 months was developed out of a pilot by the BBC and Channel 4 which looked into addressing the needs for new recruits in critical roles across the broadcast industry. This Higher Apprenticeship in Broadcast Production has been developed for people working as Production Co-ordinators and will gain experience in public and independent sector broadcasting.

Key course features


Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Broadcast Production

Level: Level 4

Mode: PT - For experienced people who have been working in a broadcast role we can offer a flexible delivery model in the workplace but for staff with less experience we will offer a one-day release programme at college. In addition all apprentices will be visited by an assessor in the workplace every three weeks.

Start Date: 01 August 2016

About the course

You will study:

Mandatory units:

  • Awareness of employment in the creative media sector
  • Awareness of health and safety in the creative media sector
  • Creative media industry awareness
  • Professional behaviour in the creative media sector
  • Working in broadcast production
  • Collaborative working within broadcast production
  • Complying with regulations and codes of practice in the production industry
  • Engaging crew and suppliers to meet broadcast production requirements
  • Co-ordinating broadcast production resources
  • Controlling broadcast production materials, equipment and supplies
  • Co-ordinating broadcast production paperwork
  • Coordinating a broadcast production budget

Optional units (A):

  • Clearing copyright materials for a broadcast production

Optional units (B):

  • Coordinating pre-production activities on television productions
  • Coordinating activities to support production personnel
  • Coordinating logistics for cast and crew on location
  • Assisting with management of the set
  • Coordinating feature productions
  • Coordinating the post production process
  • Coordinating the edit of a television production
  • Organising arrangements for cast and crew travelling on a broadcast production
You will also complete courses in:
  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • Mathematics functional skills level 2
  • English functional skills level 2
  • Employment rights and responsibilities.
How will I be assessed?

To successfully complete the Apprenticeship, the following elements need to be achieved:

Competence Qualification:

Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Broadcast Production. Your assessor will go through these units with you and your employer in more detail and discuss how the credits work so you may achieve your qualification successfully. Your assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess you to ensure you meet the minimum national standards.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills: Evidence will be collected to show that the following skills have been acquired:

  • Creative thinking
  • Independent enquiry
  • Reflective learning
  • Self-management
  • Teamwork
  • Effective participation.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
The ERR (Employment Rights and Responsibilities) programme is now covered by the online e-learning found on the Instructus website.

Entry requirements

For the Higher Apprenticeship programme, you should be 16 years or older, working at least 30 hours per week or alternatively seeking an Apprenticeship with an employer.

You will need to have passed a GCSE in English and mathematics at Grade C or above or have Functional Skills at Level 2.

If you’re seeking an Apprenticeship Role, then here are some examples of qualifications that may prove useful in gaining an apprenticeship in broadcast production:

  • Completion of an Advanced Apprenticeship in Creative/Digital Media
  • Diploma Level 3 Media
  • GCSEs or A Levels in Media
How to apply?

Please view our current live vacancies and apply today.

Alternatively to register your interest in this apprenticeship click on the button below and complete the form.


  1. Home
  2. About Us
  3. Courses
  4. Higher Education
  5. Apprenticeships
  6. Courses for Business
  7. News
  8. Events
  9. Jobs
  10. Contact Us

Return to top

Top toolbar

Return to top

Search website form

Return to top

  1. Twitter
  2. Facebook
  3. Youtube
  4. RSS
Back to top
Mobile site / Standard site