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Grips and Crane Technicians

The Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence for Crane Technicians, Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence for Grips and Level 3 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:

Statement of purpose - Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence for Crane Technicians (PDF 998 KB)

Statement of purpose - Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence for Grips (PDF 998 KB)

The last date for new learners to register for the Level 2 and Level 3 Grips qualifications is 31 August 2021.
The operational end date for the Level 2 and Level 3 Grips qualifications is 31 August 2022, at this point, the qualifications will close and will no longer be available on the Ofqual register.

Contact

To find out more about this qualification e-mail academic.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

LCC students on set in Film & TV Studio

Qualifications at a glance

Crane Technicians

Qualification end date: 31/08/2021

  • Level - 2
  • Units - 6
  • TQT (hours) - 530
  • GLH - 360
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - N/A
  • QAN - 600/0709/6

Grips

  • Level - 2
  • Units - 7
  • TQT (hours) - 490
  • GLH - 330
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - N/A
  • QAN - 600/0710/2

Advanced Grips

  • Level - 3
  • Units - 10
  • TQT (hours) - 810
  • GLH - 544
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - N/A
  • QAN - 600/0776/X

Specification and documents

Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Professional Competence for Crane Technicians, Grips and Advanced Grips specification (PDF 15.9 MB)

Stakeholder support

Letters of support for this qualification are available on request by emailing qualdev.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

Grade record forms

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence for Crane Technicians

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence for Grips

Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for Advanced Grips

Working with us

Interested in delivering the UAL 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.