This is a level 3 Apprenticeship in Technical Theatre Practices. Once you start on the course you will be an employee of a Creative Venue such as a theatre, arts centre or other live events venue/organisation. You may take on one of the following roles - Venue Technician, Theatre Technician, Stage Technician, Lighting Technician, Sound Technician, Video Technician or Automation Technician - Creative Venue Technicians will use their skills to realise and respond to the development of the creative team’s vision as well as the upkeep of their resident venue or touring productions. This will involve rigging and managing lighting equipment, sound equipment, AV and automation. Fitting up scenery and programming lighting, audio, video, automation and other control systems. You will also undertake venue maintenance duties. You will work closely with a mentor in your workplace and with your assessor/trainer at college. This is a course structured to suit both learners' and employers' needs and typically lasts 24months. The course is a direct pathway into the industry. Chichester College's course is lead by industry professionals who are still active in the professional world allowing for up to date and relevant knowledge.
This apprenticeship allows for progression directly into industry. You gain the skills knowledge and behaviours that will allow you move into a career in your chosen field in liighting, sound, stage, AV. This qualification was written by and is recognised by most industry organisations.