These qualifications have been developed in collaboration with Creative Skillset and the Sector Skills Council for the Creative Media Industries, to support the training and skills needs of those working in the film industry in the UK
There have been few occupational competence qualifications developed in the film sector but those that have, have provided a meaningful and valuable solution to employers and practitioners. Until the introduction of the QCF, such qualifications were developed as NVQs, based entirely and explicitly on National Occupational Standards (NOS) and the NVQ Code of Practice.
The QCF allows for more flexibility in unit and qualification design and assessment. These units and qualifications have been deemed fit-for-purpose by Creative Skillset and are underpinned by quality assured approaches to assessment and verification. All units within these qualifications are based on relevant NOS.
These qualifications are not used as a licence to practice in this sector. However, in discrete occupational areas like the stagehand profession, employers and practitioners support formal recognition of the demonstration of competence in the workplace, in the interests of health and safety.
The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Competence for Stagehands will assess the competence and underpinning knowledge of individuals working as a stagehand.
The Level 2 Diploma for Clapper Loaders and Level 3 Diploma for Focus Pullers will assess the competence and underpinning knowledge of individuals working in the role of Clapper Loader or Focus Puller.
The NVQ Diplomas in Professional Competence for Crane Technicians, Grips and Advanced Grips will assess the competence and underpinning knowledge of individuals working in these roles.