skip to main content

Clapper Loaders & Focus Pullers

Media Students at LCC

The Level 2 Diploma for Clapper Loaders and Level 3 Diploma for Focus Pullers 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, 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 Clapper Loader or Focus Puller. The qualification is rigorously assessed in the workplace and recognises the learner’s ability to behave professionally, collaboratively, and in line with industry standards.

Qualifications at a glance

Clapper Loaders

  • Level - 2
  • Units - 10
  • TQT (hours) - 330
  • GLH - 220
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - N/A
  • QAN - 600/2555/4

Focus Pullers

  • Level - 3
  • Units - 12
  • TQT (hours) - 310
  • GLH - 205
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - N/A
  • QAN - 600/2554/2

Specification and documents

Level 2 Diploma for Clapper Loaders and Level 3 Diploma for Focus Pullers specification (PDF 3.1MB)

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject 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.

Working with us

Interested in delivering the Level 2 Diploma for Clapper Loaders or Level 3 Diploma for Focus Pullers?

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

Related content

Film and Video students on set

Stagehands

Find out more about our Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence for Stagehands.

LCC students on set in Film & TV Studio

Grips and Crane Technicians

Find out more about our Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Professional Competence for Grips and Crane Technicians.

Wimbledon degree show 2011

Level 4 Technical and Production Practice for the Creative Industries

Find out more about our Level 4 Professional Diploma in Technical and Production Practice for the Creative Industries.