Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for Advanced Grips


Grips must have excellent up-to-date knowledge of all camera-support equipment. They should be enthusiastic about mechanics and assembling equipment, and have a passion for finding creative solutions to technical problems. These standards are being awarded by University of the Arts London (UAL) and delivered via Creative Skillset Craft and Buckinghamshire College Group, which is an approved assessment centre. Whilst it states Amersham Campus is the delivery centre this qualification is assessed entirely in the workplace and there is no need to attend the Amersham Campus.

Where can I study?

What will I learn?

Each unit describes what you must be able to demonstrate and can competently do on production. Being competent means that you can do a task to a skilful level, understand why it is done that way and usually are able to solve problems associated with the role.

Example modules
Contribute to good working relationships
Conduct an assessment of risks in the workplace
Recce the locations for shooting equipment
Select and use equipment
Lay complex track

How will I be assessed?

Upon acceptance to the qualification, you will be interviewed then allocated and a qualified assessor who will carry out four work based assessments. You will also be required to write up log-books and provide photographic evidence. The qualification can take between 3-24 months to complete. There are no exams for this qualification.

Entry requirements

You must have already successfully completed the Level 2 NVQ Diploma for Grips to be considered for this course.

Course Specification

Qualification type: Level 3
Mode of study: Part-Time Courses
Start date: Rolling programme
Course code: WGRIPL3DP
Duration (weeks): Up to 24 months

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