End-point assessments for the creative and cultural industries

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Broadcast Production Assistant (level 3) 

A broadcast production assistant provides support and help to editorial or technical colleagues to ensure the smooth delivery of content for tv or radio productions. These productions may cover different genres including factual, daytime light, entertainment, drama, comedy, documentary and current affairs. Broadcast production assistants work as a part of production team and need to be adaptable and able to learn quickly on the job; building their understanding of the tv and radio industry as they move across production teams.

Gateway requirements

  • completion of a portfolio
  • level 2 English and maths

Assessment methods

  • research project: a three-day workplace project after the apprentice has gone through the gateway, set by the employer, approved and marked by our assessor
  • set test:  a 15-minute pitch to assessor after 30-minutes preparation time. To be held at the training provider or employer premises on the assessment day
  • professional discussion:  a 45-minute discussion with our assessor. To be held at the training provider or employer premises on the assessment day

Indicative duration of assessment

The three assessments will usually be completed within three weeks of gateway (subject to availability of facilities and assessor).

Find out more

See the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education website or watch the video Best Practice in End-Point Assessment, commissioned and funded by the Education and Training Foundation. Filmed by the All Spring Media team and apprentices on the Broadcast Production Assistant and Junior Content Producer Standards.