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Mechanised Print Finishing and Binding - Level 3 at British Printing Industries Federation Ltd

Course description

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Print Finishing (QCF)
Mandatory Units (All units must be taken)
PR343 Manage Adhesive Binding Machinery Level 3 (4 Credits)
PR650 Manage Foil Blocking Machinery Level 3 (5 Credits)
PR407 Set and Run Laminating Machinery Level 2 (4 Credits)
PR661 Manage casing in Machinery Level 3 (7 Credits)
PR364 Set and Run Multi Knife Trimming Machinery Level 2 (4 Credits)
PR998 Understanding the Print Industry Level 3 (4 Credits)
PR355 Set and Run Wire Binding Machinery Level 2 (3 Credits)
PR310 Set and Run in line automated stitch and trim processes for newspapers and periodicals finishing Level 2 (4 Credits)
Pathway 2 Newspapers and Periodicals - a minimum 10 credits to be achieved

PR609 Manage Automated inserting equipment for newspapers and periodicals finishing Level 3 (6 Credits)
PR601 Manage Cutting and Creasing Machinery Level 3 (7 Credits)
PR265 Set and Run Auto-packing, storage or palletising equipment Level 2 (3 credits)
PR120 Plan work to meet production requirements Level 3 (4 Credits)
PR662 Manage Case making Machinery Level 3 (6 Credits)
PR365 Set and Run Multiple Hopper Feeders Level 2 (4 Credits)
PR652 Manage Insetting-Stitching-Trimming Machines Level 3 (9 Credits)
PR999 Contribute to Improving the Effectiveness of the Print Organisation Level 3 (5 Credits)
PR331 Manage materials handling for newspapers and periodicals Print finishing Level 3 (4 Credits)
Pathway 1 (General Print)
Pathways - 1 pathway must be achievedPathways 1 General Print - a minimum 8 credits to be achieved
PR312 Materials Handling, Transportation and Storage within the Print Working Environment Level 2 (4 Credits)
PR356 Set and Run Booklet Making Machinery Level 2 (5 Credits)
PR002 Promote and Maintain Health and Safety in a Print Related Working Environment Level 3 (4 Credits)
PR004 Maintain Print equipment in working order Level 3 (6 Credits)
PR666 Manage Auto-fed Sewing Machinery Level 3 (7 Credits)
PR659 Manage Mail Processing Machinery Level 3 (5 Credits)
PR657 Manage Guillotines Level 3 (9 Credits)
PR663 Manage Folding Machinery Level 3 (8 Credits)
PR691 Manage Carton Enhancing Machinery Level 3 (7 Credits)
PR408 Set and Run Slitting and Re-reeling Machinery Level 2 (3 Credits)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact British Printing Industries Federation Ltd directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2015

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      An Apprenticeship is a work-based programme aimed at improving the skills of employees in British businesses, concentrating on both technical competencies and inter-personal skills.  Requiring a maintained commitment from both employers and employees, completed Apprenticeships reward companies with motivated and competent employees, whilst providing Apprentices with a regular income as well as the demonstrable skills to advance in their chosen career.

      Who can do an Apprenticeship?

      An Apprenticeship can be undertaken by anyone normally resident in England, aged from 16-65, who is not in full-time education and is not a graduate.

      How much does an Apprenticeship cost?

      For an Apprentice aged 16 to 23, an Apprenticeship costs nothing.  In fact, one huge benefit is that an Apprentice actually earns as they learn.  The only cost to the employer is in the wages of the Apprentice.  The BPIF accesses Government funding in order to pay for the rest.

      When will you start to see a return?

      By the second year of a 3-year programme, trainees can be contributing to your company at a very low cost. By the third year the trainee is a fully qualified, productive, committed member of staff, providing return on your investment through savings and covering absence.

      What can you expect?

      • A training package tailored to your needs
      • Recruitment and selection expertise to pick the right people for your business
      • Workbooks
      • Assessor visits