The purpose of this qualification is to assess the competence and underpinning knowledge of individuals working in the role of an Advanced Grip.

The Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for Grips is designed to enable candidates to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary in this highly specialized area, supporting their progression into and through this particular sub-sector of the film and TV industry.

The qualification is rigorously assessed in the workplace and recognises the candidates ability to behave professionally, collaboratively and in line with industry standards.

The qualification has been designed in collaboration with ScreenSkills and industry representatives. It is based on the National Occupational Standards developed by the industry to support their training needs. The qualifications are not used as a licence to practice, but employers and practitioners support the formal recognition of the demonstration of competence in the workplace in the interests of health and safety.

The administrative centre for the qualification is the Amersham campus but all work required for the qualification, and all assessments take place in your usual working environment (in studio or on location). There is no requirement to attend Amersham campus at any time.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 3
Study Mode Part-Time Course
Start Date Flexible
Duration Up to 78 Weeks
Course Code WGRIPL3DP-1
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