Grips & Crane Technicians
The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Competence for Crane Technicians, Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Competence for Grips and Level 3 NVQ Diploma for Advanced Grips are important qualifications for the Motion Picture Industry, developed and informed by those working in the sector with the full support of Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the creative media industries.
Qualifications are not used as a licence to practice in this sector. However, in discrete occupational areas like the Crane Technician and Grips Profession, employers and practitioners support formal recognition of the demonstration of competence in the workplace in the interests of health and safety.
The purpose of these qualifications is to assess the competence and underpinning knowledge of individuals working in the role of Crane Technician, Grip or Advanced Grip. The qualification is rigorously assessed in the workplace and recognises the learner’s ability to behave professionally, collaboratively and in line with industry standards.
Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:
Qualifications at a glance
|Crane Technicians||Grips||Advanced Grips|
|Typical course duration||1 year||1 year||1 year|
|UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Specification and documents
This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject matter experts, practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace
The following organisations have provided letters of support for this qualification:
Letters in support for both Level 2 qualifications
- Panavision - letter of support (PDF 1.1 MB)
- ARRI Rental - letter of support (PDF 127 KB)
- Chapman UK - letter of support (PDF 457 KB)
Letters in support of Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Competence for Crane Technicians
Letters in support of Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Competence for Grips
Working with us
Interested in delivering the UAL NVQ Diploma in Professional Competence for Crane Technicians, Grips or Advanced Grips?
Visit the working with us page for information on the approval process for new and existing centres.