Certificate in Theatre Operations: Costume and Wardrobe Level 3

Certificate in Theatre Operations: Costume and Wardrobe Level 3

The Certificate in Theatre Operations: Costume and Wardrobe at QCF level 3 will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as patterns, fittings, materials, dressing, and developing effective working relationships with colleagues in a theatre setting.

This qualification is available through approved centres.

Purpose and Recognition

Why deliver this qualification

This qualification offers centres flexibility and choice because of the comprehensive range of optional Units.

Learners can progress to a range of courses at a higher level including the Certificate in Technical Theatre at level 3 and the Diploma in Live Events and Promotion at level 3, allowing centres to retain or build student numbers.

This Certificate in Theatre Operations: Costume and Wardrobe at QCF level 3 can be offered in any of the following modes:

  • full-time
  • part-time (eg day-release)
  • open and distance learning
  • infill into existing classes
  • evening provision

Who does this qualification suit

This qualification is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • individuals who wish to start their own business

Apprenticeships

This Certificate in Theatre Operations: Costume and Wardrobe at QCF level 3 is included as a component in the Level 3 Costume and Wardrobe Apprenticeship framework.

Access

As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Progression

Learners who have achieved the Certificate can progress to job roles relating to their chosen pathways.

  • Assistant Costume/Wardrobe Manager: with responsibilities for researching the type of clothes and accessories; attending meetings with the artistic director, producer, set designer and technical and lighting departments; assisting with presentation of design ideas to the production team; briefing and monitoring the team; and supporting the making/finishing of costumes.

Learners can also do further qualifications to build on their skills, such as a level 3 Diploma in Live Events and Promotions, or a Foundation degree, HNC/D or a degree.

Approval

Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Guide to Approval.

How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each Unit specification gives information on the Evidence Requirements and approaches to assessment for the Unit.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Qualification Structure

The Certificate in Theatre Operations: Costume and Wardrobe at QCF level 3 requires the learner to achieve a minimum total of 26 credits: 8 credits from the two Mandatory Units in Group A plus a minimum of 18 credits from the Optional Units in Group B.

Group Award code: GK3W 70 (26 QCF credit points)
Ofqual Qualification Code: 601/5125/0

For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the Qualification Structure.

Unit specifications and Assessment Guidance

Unit and Assessment Specifications and Assessment Guidance for these qualifications are available on SQA's Secure website. These are available from your centre's SQA co-ordinator. For further information, please contact mycentre@sqa.org.uk

Assessment Strategy

Creative and Cultural Skills Assessment Principles (234 KB)