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Stagehands

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The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Competence for Stagehands is an important qualification for the Film 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 Stagehand 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 this qualification is to assess the competence and underpinning knowledge of individuals working in the role of a Stagehand. The qualification is rigorously assessed in the workplace and recognises the learner’s ability to behave professionally, collaboratively, and in line with industry standards.

Qualification at a glance

Diploma

  • Level - 2
  • Units - 12
  • TQT (hours) - 580
  • GLH - 394
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - N/A
  • QAN - 600/0711/4
  • Typical progression - Chargehand, head of department

Specification and documents

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Competence for Stagehands specification (PDF 1.5MB)

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 UAL Level 2 Stagehands qualification?

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

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