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Grips and Crane Technicians

Grips are responsible for erecting, operating and supervising specialist equipment to achieve camera movements in film and TV production. Crane technicians operate camera cranes, under the supervision of a competent Grip.

There are three levels of qualification:-

  • Grip Advanced Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence – qualifies a Grip to supervise grips operations on a production whether as sole Grip (if working alone) or as First Grip or Key Grip (if working with others).
  • Grip Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence– qualifies a Grip to work under the supervision of a First Grip or Key Grip.
  • Crane Technicians Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence– qualifies a Crane Technician to operate camera cranes under the supervision of a First Grip or Key Grip.

The qualifications are administered and delivered by the BUCKS College Group (BCG) who are the sole delivery centre in the UK authorised to award the ScreenSkills Grips & Crane Technicians qualifications.

The contact and qualifications coordinator is, Martin Horsted. His email is: mhorsted@buckscollegegroup.ac.uk