Broadcast & Media Systems Engineer

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The Broadcast & Media Systems Engineer Standard has been designed to operate as the professional standard for people working as Broadcast & Media Systems Engineers at Level 6 across the sector.

On completion of the apprenticeship, the individual will be recognised as competent to perform in the role of Broadcast & Media Systems Engineer across the sector. This will be achieved by passing the End Point Assessment (EPA).

End Point Assessment (EPA)

The End Point Assessment plan will ensure that upon completion of the Broadcast & Media Systems Engineer Apprenticeship, the required knowledge, skills and behaviours have been met.

The assessment methods for the EPA are outlined below:

Method Coverage Assessed by Grading Grade Weighting
Knowledge Test Knowledge EPAO Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction 20%
Presentation Knowledge, skills and behaviours EPAO Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction 40%
Professional Discussion Knowledge, skills and behaviours EPAO Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction 40%

The end-point assessment may be completed over a 12-month period.

End Point Assessment Gateway

Employers must satisfy themselves that apprentices are on track for their End Point Assessment following typically 36 months of training. Apprentices must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of years one - three of the degree programme
  • Submission of the mandatory portfolio with eight pieces of evidence for the Professional Discussion
  • Submission of the synoptic project that the presentation element of the End Point Assessment is to be based on

Before an apprentice can pass through the gateway (decision point) for End Point Assessment, they must, in addition to being competent across the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the standard, have achieved level two in English and Mathematics. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeship’s English and Maths minimum requirement is entry level three, and British Sign Language qualifications are an alternative to English qualifications for those whom this is their primary language.

Although the apprentice should only be recommended for End Point Assessment when they are ready, employers should have a remediation process in place to support any apprentice who does not meet the conditions of the End Point Assessment.

Sample Assessment Materials

A range of Sample Assessment Materials are available for current apprentices on the Moodle page for DIG6203 Professional Practice Development, in the EPA Components Guidance/Support section.

The Apprenticeship Standard

The Apprenticeship Standard (ST0426) can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website.