UK apprenticeship training provider Access Industry has launched a new Screen Lighting Technician programme.

The Screen Lighting Technician pathway, which forms part of the Creative Industries Production Technician apprenticeship, is specifically designed to meet the needs of the film and media industry.

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Access Industry launches new Screen Lighting Technician programme

Working with the Department of Education-sponsored Institute for Apprenticeships (IfATE) and other partners, Access Industry is developing a curriculum that provides training in screen lighting for apprentices.

Access Industry said that apprentices enrolled onto the Screen Lighting Technician pathway will learn a range of skills through a combination of hands-on experience and expert training. The apprenticeship offers the opportunity to work with advanced lighting systems, master battery and power solutions, install sophisticated lighting equipment, and create lighting effects for productions.

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Access Industry was formerly known as the National College Creative Industries, and is part of the Access Further Education Group (AFEG), alongside Access Creative College and Access Sport. AFEG has centres in cities including Manchester, London, Birmingham, and Bristol. Access Industry has delivered apprenticeship programmes to companies such as Disney, the National Trust and the Royal Opera House.

Rose Taylor, Head of Business Improvement at Access Industry, said: “We are thrilled to be working in partnership with key stakeholders on our curriculum for this pioneering pathway. It’s a significant step forward in providing specialised training that meets the demands of the diverse film and media sector. Our work with IfATE and other industry bodies has been instrumental in developing a standard that is both rigorous and relevant.”

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