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Print Administration Level 3 at British Printing Industries Federation Ltd

Course description

Pathway A - Costing and Estimating
Pathway B - Production Co-ordinator
Pathway C - Customer Service
Produce and analyse estimates for print or print services - Level 3 (5 Credits)
Plan, schedule and monitor print production - Level 3 (6 Credits)
Understanding and contributing to the achievement of customer satisfaction - Level 4 (6 Credits)
Use word processing software - Level 2 (4 Credits)
Optional Units (a minimum of 14 credits must be achieved)
Understanding the Print Industry - Level 3 (4 Credits)
Spreadsheet software - Level 2 (4 Credits)
Promote and maintain Health and Safety in a Print Related Working Environment - Level 3 (4 Credits)
Send and receive digital files - Level 2 (1 Credit)
Level 3 Certificate in Print Administration (QCF)
Mandatory Units (All units must be achieved)
Knowledge of the organisations printing processes and related information - Level 2 (4 Credits)
Contribute to improving the effectiveness of the Print organisation - Level 3 (5 Credits)
Review print production costs and prepare invoices Level 3 (3 Credits)
Choose supplies and suppliers for your business Level 3 (2 Credits)
Order products and services Level 3 (5 Credits)
Understanding internal and external supply chains Level 4 (6 Credits)
Database software Level 3 (10 Credits)
Monitor organisational quality systems in printing Level 3 (3 Credits)
Understanding of the Company Standard Operating Procedures and how to develop them Level 3 (8 Credits)
Understand how to organise the workplace Level 4 (7 Credits)
Produce print estimates from Price Lists Level 2 (3 Credits)
Understanding the environmental impact of work activities Level 4 (6 Credits)
Handling objections, negotiating and closing sales Level 3 (6 Credits)
Maintain and archive print records Level 2 (2 Credits)
Meeting customers' after sales needs Level 2 (3 Credits)
Preparing and delivering a sales presentation Level 3 (5 Credits)
Pre-flight digital files Level 3 (4 Credits)
Pathway Units (a minimum of 5 credits must be achieved)

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.

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      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.

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      • Workbooks
      • Assessor visits