Apprenticeship is a programme of structured education and training which formally combines and alternates learning in the workplace with learning in an education and training institution. An apprenticeship prepares participants for a specific occupation and leads to a qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Apprenticeships are on a statutory footing, and approved by the Apprenticeship Council, SOLAS, and the Higher Education Authority. Apprenticeships require a registered employer for the apprentice. Craft apprentices can do their on-the-job blocks in the film industry. Apprenticeships can be offered at Level 6 (Advanced/Higher Certificate) to Level 10 (PhD). Apprenticeships are a minimum of two and maximum of four years in duration.
Screen Training Ireland are currently developing an Animation CG Technical Artist apprenticeship with Dublin Institute of Technology and Animation Skillnet. This apprenticeship is a level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Click here for an overview of the NFQ levels. For further information please contact Emer MacAvin e: email@example.com