ABTT Award Certificates - Certificate
Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT)
55 Farringdon Road, London, EC1M 3JB
Tel: 020 7242 9200
Fax: 020 7242 9303
Chairman: Mark White
: Sebastian Barnes
A modern approach to training for theatre technicians
ABTT Training offers a full range of technical training from the Bronze Award covering the fundamentals of safe working on stage to Silver and Gold Awards for technicians wishing to develop specialist knowledge in the departmental disciplines of Stage, Sound, Scenic Carpentry or Electrics and then further on to supervisory roles in technical management.
Candidates should have gained the knowledge covered by the Bronze Award prior to considering undertaking the Silver Awards. Those wishing to pursue the Gold Award should have attained a similar level of understanding and comprehension as achieved by pursuing the Bronze and Silver courses. At Gold level candidates cover formal risk management skills required by managers, HODs or supervisors.
The Bronze and Silver courses receive accreditation by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland making the ABTT Awards prestigious vocational courses for theatre practitioners. These courses are a huge benefit to technicians both for personal career development and to employers who wish to ensure that they are fulfilling their obligation to provide appropriate training under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 & Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1999.
The Bronze Award gives candidates knowledge and understanding of best practice, whether working in regional rep, touring, studio multitasking, or in the West End. The Bronze Award charts the first vocational step for professional development for the theatre technician.
The Bronze Award is run on-demand via peripatetic delivery. The course may be delivered anywhere within the UK and the ABTT would welcome interested theatres to act as a host venue .The only specialist requirement is the ability to fly scenery using hemp or counterweight. Each participant is provided with a Log Book, comprehensive tutor notes and appropriate ABTT Codes of Practice. In addition, candidates will receive an accredited certificate on the successful completion of each Award.