Technical and Production Practice for the Creative Industries UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma

Gain the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to work in the production arts industry.

The UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Technical and Production Practice for the Creative Industries has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to work in the production arts industry.

The qualification is a one-year fast track into employment and will open up the possibility of further progression with Higher Education. It is suitable for students who have an interest in production arts, creative media or a related subject, who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time or part-time, immersive learning experience.

The programme is made up of three mandatory units:

  • Unit 1: Establishing principles of technical and production practice
  • Unit 2: Applied professional practice
  • Unit 3: Professional development project

This qualification is assessed through two internally assessed and verified units (Units 1 and 2), which are subject to quality assurance by UAL Awarding Body and one internally assessed and verified unit (Unit 3) which is marked by the centre and externally moderated by UAL Awarding Body.

Units 1 and 2 are graded Pass only. The overall qualification is graded based on Unit 3 as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Typical progression: Assistant stage manager, Senior technician, Project management, Event management, Production management, Automation, Service engineers, Sales and hire account handlers

It is expected that the majority of individuals enrolled on this qualification will be new to the industry.

There are no formal entry requirements. However, it is recommended that students are aged 18 or above, have a minimum of five GCSE grade 4/C or above, including English and Maths, and at least one A Level (or equivalent Level 3qualification), preferably in a relevant creative subject.

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