Following the Richard Review and subsequent Future of Apprenticeships in England: Implementation Plan published in October 2013, Creative Skillset is working with broadcaster ‘Trailblazer’ employers and others to develop the Broadcast Production Assistant Apprenticeship Standard.
It has been a challenge to get such a wide-ranging role distilled into three pages (as required), but the current draft has been endorsed by the Broadcast Employer Working Group – including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Resource Productions, Bauer Media, RIG, All Spring Media and Maverick Television. It focuses on a proposed Apprenticeship Standard (Level 3) that will lead to a variety of roles in Broadcast Production, including Production Management Assistant, Runner, Researcher, Broadcast Assistant and Production Secretary.
The consultation will be running from now until Friday 7 August 2015. You are invited to endorse the draft Standard, or suggest new or different clauses – reflecting your experience and current role to help us determine whether the draft truly reflects industry best practice.
Simply download the Broadcast Production Assistant Standard, then email email@example.com or call 020 7713 9870 with your feedback.
Please note: There is currently a separate Online Production Standard, although both groups acknowledge that Standards for online and broadcast may converge in the next few years.