LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN PROFFESSIONAL
COMPETANCE FOR GRIPS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

There are 7 units to complete, each unit listed below describes what you must be able to demonstrate and competently achieve on production. Being competent means that you can do a task to a skilled level, understand why it is done that way and solve associated problems.

MODULES
  • Contribute to good working relationships

  • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety

  • Rig static mounts for a production

  • Lay basic flat track

  • Rig camera dollies

  • Rig remote heads and systems

  • Track the camera

ASSESSMENT

Upon acceptance to the qualification, you will be allocated a qualified assessor who is also a Level 3 qualified working grip. Three work-based assessments will be carried out to assess all units of the qualification. You will also be required to write up log-books and provide photographic evidence of work undertaken in each unit area. The qualification is expected to take approximately 12 months to complete.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Grips must have at least 2-years experience working as a grip in the film and TV industry and have excellent up-to-date knowledge of all camera-support equipment in order to apply for the Level 2 qualification.

Due to the health and safety critical nature of the role applicants are expected to have great awareness in this area.

Applicants are also expected to have good leadership skills, initiative and the ability to respond quickly to different situations, ability to help realise a directors artistic vision in practical terms, ability to collaborate and to work as part of a team, diplomacy and sensitivity when working with artists and other crew, and a level of physical stamina and strength to enable lifting and pulling of heavy equipment.

You will need to be able to provide 5 references in total; 4 x Qualified level 3 Grips they have worked with and 1 x Camera Operator reference. This will form part of the interview process. Please apply on line or via our admissions team and they will send the relevant forms for you to complete. Once you have completed your application this can be sent, along with your written references, by email.

WHAT WILL I BE QUALIFIED TO DO?
  • Rig bazookas, tripods, tri-hats, any static mount

  • Lay straight and curved track

  • Rig the Dolly with one or multiple cameras

  • Track the camera on a Dolly

  • Rig un-stabilised 2-axis remote head systems and jib arms upto 21'

MORE INFO

For more information please contact Martin Horstead

mhorsted@buckscollegegroup.ac.uk