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Apprenticeships in Broadcast Technology

The Higher Apprenticeship in Broadcast Technology has been designed by TV professionals, so the training is relevant to the industry.

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

What are the entry requirements?

Each apprentice will typically have achieved these prior qualifications:

  • 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
  • hold an IELTS certificate at Level 6 or equivalent (for speakers of English as a second language only).

The applicant 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.

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.

As a college or training provider, it will be your responsibility to provide the off-the-job learning. You will need to work with each apprentice and employer to tailor the training to the needs of both.

Click here to download the framework for the Higher Apprenticeship in Broadcast Technology (level 6) (PDF)

Relationship between competence and knowledge qualifications

This higher apprenticeship is delivered through an HE qualification that combines competence and knowledge and application of this learning in the workplace.

The degree programme integrates competence and knowledge components throughout, with the assessment of knowledge and competence combined. This learning commences at level 4 and progresses through to level 6.

All levels must be completed to achieve the higher apprenticeship and the award of the combined qualification BEng (Hons) Broadcast Engineering. On completion of the degree qualification, candidates can then apply for their apprenticeship framework certificate.


There is one pathway for this apprenticeship:

  • Broadcast Engineering

Relevant job roles

The job role covered by this apprenticeship is:

  • Trainee Broadcast Engineer

If you would like technical advice on how to run this Creative Skillset Apprenticeship, such as information on qualifications, units or delivery, please get in touch with Creative Skillset at apprenticeships@creativeskillset.org or call 020 7713 9800.


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