About our creative venue technician EPA.

Our end-point assessment services for the creative venue technician apprenticeship standard are now live.

This apprenticeship has been designed by a range of employers to ensure that both new entrants and those interested in progressing a career in the sector have an opportunity to develop the right skills, knowledge and behaviours. This apprenticeship is a fantastic way of developing these skills whilst learning and gaining experience at work.

It has been designed to support the following roles; Venue Technician, Theatre Technician, Stage Technician, Lighting Technician, Sound Technician, Video Technician, Automation Technician.

At the end of the programme apprentices will be able to:

  • take personal responsibility for safety of self and others
  • have a flexible approach and will be adaptable to change
  • be willing to work unsociable hours in a variety of locations for extended periods
  • be punctual, reliable and personally responsible
  • be self-motivated with a positive and disciplined approach to work
  • have a commitment to personal and professional development
  • develop professional working relationships and treat others with respect using appropriate channels and etiquette
  • have drive and determination to complete a task on time.

OAL Level 3 Creative Venue Technician End Point Assessment – 603/4221/3

The end-point assessment includes two distinct components:

  1. A practical observation of skills in the workplace
    The observation typically takes place in your normal workplace and will be carried out over a maximum two and half hours. You will be questioned at the end of the observation. 
  2. A professional discussion
    The professional discussion should take place after the observation and will be a structure discussion between yourself and the independent assessor. The discussion will take no longer than 2 hours, typically carried out in one hour and 45 minutes.

To achieve final certification, you must have completed and achieved a minimum of a pass in each end-point assessment component.

This apprenticeship standard is externally quality assured by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). As such it has been published on the Register of Regulated Qualifications and holds the above qualification number.

Download the end-point assessment specification