Grips & Crane Technicians

LCC students on set in Film & TV Studio © Alys Tomlinson
LCC students on set in Film & TV Studio © Alys Tomlinson

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Competence for Crane Technicians, Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Competence for Grips and Level 3 NVQ Diploma for Advanced Grips are important qualifications for the Motion Picture Industry, developed and informed by those working in the sector with the full support of Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the creative media industries.

Qualifications are not used as a licence to practice in this sector. However, in discrete occupational areas like the Crane Technician and Grips Profession, employers and practitioners support formal recognition of the demonstration of competence in the workplace in the interests of health and safety.

The purpose of these qualifications is to assess the competence and underpinning knowledge of individuals working in the role of Crane Technician, Grip or Advanced Grip. The qualification is rigorously assessed in the workplace and recognises the learner’s ability to behave professionally, collaboratively and in line with industry standards.

Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:

Qualification at a glance

 

 L2 Crane TechniciansL2 GripsL3 Grips
Level223
Units6710
TQT (Hours)TBCTBCTBC
GLH300360544
Typical course duration1 year1 year1 year
UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction)N/AN/AN/A
QAN600/0709/6600/0710/2600/0776/X
Typical progression 

Specification and documents

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject matter experts, practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace

The following organisations have provided letters of support for this qualification:

Letters in support for both Level 2 qualifications

Letters in support of Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Competence for Crane Technicians

Letters in support of Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Competence for Grips

Working with us

Interested in delivering the UAL NVQ Diploma in Professional Competence for Crane Technicians, Grips or Advanced Grips?

Visit the working with us page for information on the approval process for new and existing centres.

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