Recollections of BBC engineering from 1922 to 1997
The British Broadcasting Corporation
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|Page last updated on 23-Feb-2012 (updates are NOT listed on the New Items page).|
Engineering Training Department trained all of the BBC's engineers and technical operators. Residential courses covered the theory and practice of studio, communications and transmitter engineering. The high standard of training helped to develop BBC Engineering's good reputation. Training still takes place at Wood Norton (2008) - click here for details.
Course photographs, information and exams
Photographs were taken of the people attending each course and contributions are requested to build up a record of them. Click here for the email address. Please see the Publication Policy if you have any concerns.
Links to course information and exams are shown below in some cases, underneath links to the picture pages. This information has been contributed by Geoff Woolf, Mike Jordon, Andy Hasluem and Bob Wilkinson. If you have other pre-1988 course information or exams from ETD (in pdf format) then I would be pleased to add them to BBCeng.
Highlighted links contain relatively old pictures (pre-1970ish) - if you have one then please send it in before it's too late!
The designations A, B and C referred to the level of the course, C being the most advanced of the three. The suffix (e.g. Television) indicated the the subject area. Course names and formats changed over the years (e.g. PTA to TA to A) so these are listed separately where appropriate. Many other specialised training courses took place such as HF Re-training. Courses are only listed above if course photographs are available.
Names appear on some of the pictures, but it would involve too much work to add them as separate searchable text (unless you would like to send some to me in a form that I could copy and paste from an email). Further information such as the year of each course might be added in due course.
Thanks are due to Andy Woodhouse for supplying many pictures which started the compilation of these pages. Other contributors are acknowledged next to the photographs that they have contributed.
Course photographs are also featured on the VT Old Boys web site.