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Level 2 Diploma in Professional  Competence for Grips

This qualification is the first level of qualification for competence in grips. Covering static mounts, basic flat track laying, camera dollies and remote heads and systems.

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.


  1. Contribute to good working relationships

  2. Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety

  3. Rig static mounts for a production

  4. Lay basic flat track

  5. Rig camera dollies

  6. Rig remote heads and systems

  7. Track the camera


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

  • At least 2 years experience working as a grip

  • 5 references in total; 1 x Camera Operator or Director of Photography and 4 x Certified Level 3 Grips

  • plus 1 x Purple Badge Assessment pass**


** from Sept 2024

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'

Interested? Contact us now.

Please contact Martin Horstead at Bucks College in order to apply for your qualification or use the button below to submit an enquiry.

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