A PDA in Outside Broadcasting in a Multi Camera Production at SCQF level 9 has been successfully validated as part of the Host Broadcaster Training Initiative.

The PDA consists of 3 Mandatory Units;
Outside Broadcasting: An Introduction
Outside Broadcasting: Health and Safety
Outside Broadcasting: Work Placement

The Units are based on the findings of research carried out by SVGTV and Creative Loop and should deliver skills and knowledge in understanding job roles, the discipline, technology and risk assessment requirements specific to outside broadcasting.

The Health and Safety Unit for example is based on the content of a Safe Management of Sports Productions Safety course which is currently being delivered to students participating in the HBTI.

This intensive one day course will allow students to understand the health and safety implications and the various roles and responsibilities they must be aware of in order to work at an event like the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and other multi-camera productions.

On completion of this training, students are awarded an industry accredited Production Safety Passport (PSP) which is valid for up to 5 years and is a great accolade for their CVs. As of February 2014 a total of 131 students and staff have received this Safe Management of Sports Productions Safety course.

Sophie Hogg, one of the students from the University of the West of Scotland explains how the training will benefit her as an aspiring production coordinator.

Jonny Kerr, from City of Glasgow College is hoping the course will increase his job prospects working in post production.

Jack Trumble, from Glasgow Clyde College is looking forward to work experience as a camera operator and has learnt some valuable lessons from the  training.