Higher Apprenticeship in Broadcast Technology

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The Higher Apprenticeship in Broadcast Technology offers you the opportunity to work in the TV industry while gaining a recognised degree-level qualification.

As an apprentice you will gain real experience of the workplace, a broader understanding of the TV industry and finish your training ready to work and with a network of professional contacts.

Unlike a traditional degree which may cover electronics, engineering or creative media, this apprenticeship blends learning in these subject areas with workplace learning experience tailored to the specific job role of Broadcast Engineer.

By the end of your apprenticeship, you will have the skills required to work in a range of broadcast engineering roles, across different broadcast technology areas, for public and independent broadcasters.

Will I need any qualifications to get onto this apprenticeship?

Typically, you will need:

  • have at least five GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics
  • have attained a UCAS tariff score of 300 (from A-Levels which must include Mathematics and at least one Science)


  • have completed an Advanced Apprenticeship or other equivalent level 3 qualification in a relevant subject

You will also need to complete the BBC selection process. Specific entry requirements will be determined by the BBC on behalf of the wider broadcast industry and the institution validating the degree programme linked to the apprenticeship.

You will also be passionately interested in how things work and able to communicate and work with people at all levels. The role will involve working unsocial hours and away from home.

This is a level 6 qualification, equivalent to an undergraduate degree.

The apprenticeship has been written by professionals working in television broadcast engineering so the information and training is relevant to the industry's current and future needs.

What kind of jobs might I do?

Jobs covered by the Higher Apprenticeship in Broadcast Technology (Broadcast Engineering pathway) include:

  • Trainee Broadcast Engineer
    • Part of technical support, apprentice Trainee Broadcast Engineers work in teams to fix and maintain studios and equipment, applying technical engineering expertise. This includes assessing and advising on the technical quality of pictures, sound and data broadcast to meet organisational requirements.

What's my next step?

Visit the Vacancy Matching Service provided by the National Apprenticeship Service for more information.

You can also download the apprenticeship framework below.



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