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Career progression

For every performer on stage and screen there are eight people working behind the scenes. The Creative Industries workforce require staff who are resilient and team players with good communication skills. BOA Stage and Screen will develop this qualities across all of our courses.

Not only do workers need to be good at the work they do, they also need to have the flexibility and openness to be great freelancers. Employability and freelancing skills training will be a core component of BOA Stage and Screen Production across both years 12 and 13.

Opportunities in careers outside the Stage and Screen industry

Our courses are primarily aimed at Film, T.V., Online and Theatre Production however the qualifications and skills students gain are designed to provide experience and knowledge that can enable an individual to pursue a career in numerous exciting fields of work.

Make-Up, Hair, Costume for TV, Film and Theatre can also lead to work in the Fashion, Media, Beauty, Hairdressing, Bridal, Photography, Advertising and Publishing industries.

​Set Design and Set Construction for Film, TV and Theatre Productions. can provide students with the skills required for a trade in designing and building furniture, building and assembling interiors for anything from bars, shops, offices, houses, cruise liners and hotels to large-scale events or working on construction sites.

Lighting design and associated qualifications not only lead to careers in the Theatre, TV or Film Industry but also concerts, conferences, retail industry (shops, department stores, shopping malls), commercial and domestic properties.



The Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme at BOA Stage and Screen Production Academy aims to:

  • Inspire and motivate students to fulfil their potential.
  • Encourage every student to consider a broad and ambitious range of progression routes and careers
  • Enable students to become self-governing, independent and resilient to ensure that they leave school prepared for life in modern Britain
  • Provide access to high quality work experience opportunities.
  • Provide access to Independent Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) through our partnerships with employers, educational and apprenticeship providers.
  • Deliver high quality, impartial information advice and guidance that is tailored to each student’s individual needs through a one-to-one meeting with the Progression Officer.
  • Support every student in making a successful transition into Post-16 and Post-18 Education, Employment and Training.
  • Engage Parents/Carers in the careers programme to enable every young person to make informed choices for their future. 
  • Adhere to the Career Development Institutes Code of Ethics to provide a service that promotes equality, confidentiality and impartiality.

BOA Stage and Screen Production Academy is committed to the Government’s Careers Strategy to provide a high quality careers programme for all students and to fulfil the following benchmarks:

  • B1. A stable careers programme
  • B2. Learning from career and labour market information
  • B3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • B4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • B5. Encounters with employers and employees
  • B6. Experiences of workplaces
  • B7. Encounters with further and higher education
  • B8. Personal guidance

The impact of the careers programme is measured through a number of methods, including:

  • Destination Report and Data for Year 13 Leavers. 
  • Feedback from students on their experience of the careers education, information, advice and guidance received.
  • Feedback from staff on careers lessons/events and work experience programmes.
  • Gathering feedback from employers, partners and parents.

Further Information for pupils, parents and employers can be found in our Careers Policy and Provider Access Policy attachments.