Apprenticeships in Craft & Tech roles for Film & TV

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Craft and Technical Roles for Film and TV has been designed by film professionals, so the training is relevant to the industry.

It is a level 3 qualification, equivalent to two A-Levels.

What are the entry requirements?

Whilst there are no qualification requirements, applicants must have an interest in working in film, be self-disciplined, punctual, good communicators, and have the ability to understand complex drawings, specifications and technical literature.

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.

Set Plasterer and Set Carpenter apprentices learn technical skills and knowledge through a generic plastering or carpentry qualification, awarded by CSkills Awards. This element is run through the training provider and prepares apprentices for the workplace, where they will then apply their skills and knowledge.

Apprentices take a specific pathway, either Plastering or Wood Occupations, in a competence qualification called ‘UAL Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence in Set Crafts'. This qualification contains generic construction units and specific film sector units, and is assessed in the workplace.

Click here to download the framework for the Advanced Apprenticeship in Craft and Technical Roles for Film and TV (level 3) (PDF)


There are two pathways for this apprenticeship:

  • Carpentry
  • Plastering

Relevant job roles

Job roles covered by this apprenticeship at level 3 include:

  • Set Carpenter
  • Set Plasterer

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.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills log

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) are necessary for work and for general learning. Apprentices will have opportunities to develop, apply and assess all the personal, learning and thinking skills within their apprenticeship.

We have created this PLTS log that you can complete with each apprentice and employer, downloadable here as PDFs:

Craft and Technical Roles for Film and TV Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (Level 3)


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