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Level 3 Machine Print Apprenticeship at Leeds City College

Course description

As a machine printer you will prepare, set up & safely operate presses & machines to produce books, magazines, newspapers, packaging materials, posters & leaflets. Quality checks to ensure conformance to correct specification. Plan work to meet production requirements, possible supervision of staff and some machine maintenance.

Course content

Competence qualification:

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Machine Printing

Knowledge qualification:

Level 3 Certificate in Printing and Graphic Communications

Functional Skills qualifications:

  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT

+ Employment Rights and Responsibilities

+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry requirements

Applicants who have successfully completed an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Print and Printed Packaging Occupations would be considered suitable for progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3. A Foundation/Higher or Advanced Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design will provide an excellent route into the Print sector. In addition, the Construction and Build Environment Diplomas also provides an excellent start for individuals interested in a career in the Print and Printed Packaging Industry.


A wide range of assessment methods are used both in the classroom environment and workplace.

Evidence reflects how you have carried out the process relating to your competence.

For example: The process that you carry out could be recorded in an observation or witness testimony.

Products relating to your competence could be minutes of a meeting, e mails, letters, manufacturing instructions, photos and health and safety checks.

Different forms of questioning are carried out on an on-going part of the assessment process.

Future opportunities

Search and apply online for our current vacancies or alternatively you can complete the online application form or e-mail a copy of your cv to the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team.

Contact us on: T: 0113 216 2337 / 0113 308 7918


Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 November 2017
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