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JULY 2019




Accredited ABTT Gold Award for Theatre Technicians at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, July 2019

Download the course information and application form here!

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Dates: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th  July 2019  (You must complete both days to obtain full accreditation).

Venue:Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry.
Saturday 10am – 8pm (Approx.)
Sunday 10am – 5pm (Approx.)

Costs: (please note your place cannot be confirmed without a deposit of £100).

For those with ABTT Membership £380 + VAT

Non-members £480.00 + VAT

To join as an ABTT member it’s very simple to apply online by clicking here.

The GOLD Award is open to candidates who have successfully completed the ABTT BRONZE Award and   SILVER Award or who have gained the knowledge and skill covered by those courses through other means.

Course accreditation is awarded by The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland at SCQF Level 9. Individuals who wish to partake in the day sessions may do so for a CPD Certificate.

Award Outline

The delivery of the ABTT Gold Award assumes that candidates have achieved equivalent skills and knowledge as those delivered by the ABTT Bronze and Silver Awards. The Award is designed to support the candidate for a role in which they will have responsibility for the management of the working environment and the practices therein and covers the requirements and application of the following:

Day One: Risk Management 1

This module covers important aspects of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. It deals with the requirement for risk assessment, how to carry out risk assessments and how to record them. It identifies what actions are required under the regulations in terms of supervision, training, provision of information and ensuring the execution of competent risk assessments by managers and supervisors. The module takes place in the workplace environment in order to give candidates a clear grasp of current requirements. There is discussion on HSE Inspector’s guide to Risk Assessment.

The module also examines roles in emergency/disaster plans, including the use of fire fighting and other emergency equipment: reporting on accidents and workplace hazards; the objectives of the accident investigation procedure; how to contribute to safety committee meetings; the benefits of good housekeeping and how to achieve acceptable standards and general practices for both on and off the job safety.

The module examines: attitudes towards safety; human behaviour; managing real risks responsibly, taking a positive health and safety approach and complying with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.


Risk Management 2

This is a practical session where candidates, working in groups, will complete a suitable and sufficient risk assessment.

Day Two: Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment

This module assist the candidate in understanding and using  the Code of Practice for the Theatre Industry produced by the ABTT with the support of the Theatre Safety Committee  and looks in detail at the recommendations of  Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment.


Gold Award Assignment Briefing

This will be a written report, to be completed within three months of the last course date and based on a management Safe System of Work, featuring the candidate’s own workplace. The report will be between 2500 – 3000 words. An assignment briefing and candidate discussion will take place with the course tutors. This assignment will be subject to external assessment by the Royal of Scotland.   

NB: All payments are non-refundable; please contact the ABTT as soon as possible if you anticipate any problems in attending the course for which you have booked and we shall do our utmost to assist you in finding a suitable opportunity to participate in the training you desire.



Warwick Arts Centre University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road,Coventry, CV4 7AL