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Pre Press Print Advanced Apprenticeship at Leicester College

Course description

Focussing on the essential knowledge and skills needed to work in today's printing industry, including desktop publishing, machine printing and mechanised binding, these qualifications will prepare the learner in order to gain employment or progress within the printing industry. Ideal for anyone starting out in a job in printing or for those with some experience of printing wishing to progress in their career, perhaps as a supervisor or team leader. An apprenticeship is a job with training. You will be employed at least 30 hours a week, with 80% of your working hours in your day-to-day role, and the remaining 20% of your time engaged in training or study.

Course content

Mandatory common units 208 Send and receive digital files (1 credit) 301 Promote and maintain Health and Safety in a print environment (4 credits) 302 Contribute to improving the effectiveness of the print organisation (5 credits) 303 Plan work to meet production requirements (4 credits) 304 Maintain digital systems in working order (4 credits) 305 Understanding the print industry (4 credits) 326 Design and produce creative digital colour artwork for print (7 credits) Optional technical units 206 Make photopolymer plates for flexographic printing (4 credits) 207 Make gravure cylinders (4 credits) 209 Use of scanning techniques to create digital images (6 credits) 211 Output digital image carriers for print (8 credits) 212 Prepare stencils for printing (4 credits) 213 Make lithographic printing plates (4 credits) 308 Manage colour reproduction in digital pre-press (4 credits) 309 Produce approved colour proofs from digital artwork (4 credits) 310 Preflight digital files (4 credits) 327 Plan and produce edited images (4 credits) NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Digital Pre-Press for Print - Digital Printing Candidates must achieve 32 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 5 credits from the optional units. Mandatory common units 208 Send and receive digital files (1 credit) 301 Promote and maintain Health and Safety in a print environment (4 credits) 302 Contribute to improving the effectiveness of the print organisation (5 credits) 303 Plan work to meet production requirements (4 credits) 304 Maintain digital systems in working order (4 credits) 305 Understanding the print industry (4 credits) 311 Manage colour digital printing machines (6 credits) 312 Control the use of variable data with digital printing machines (4 credits) Optional technical units 228 Materials handling, transportation and storage in the print environment (4 credits) 233 Set and run booklet making machinery (5 credits) 234 Set and run guillotines (5 credits) 240 Set and run multi-knife trimming machinery (4 credits) 308 Manage colour reproduction in digital pre-press (4 credits) 309 Produce approved colour proofs from digital artwork (4 credits) 310 Preflight digital files (4 credits) 326 Design and produce creative digital colour artwork for print (7 credits

Entry requirements

Must have completed level 2 diploma

Assessment

1. NVQ2. Technical certificate3. Key skillsThe Technical certificateThe technical certificate is the theory element of the course and comprises of the mandatory units the Apprentices are required to work through; for some technical units, an exam is required.The NVQNational Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are nationally recognised qualifications. They are gained in the workplace and when achieved the NVQ will show that you are competent in your job – able to do something skilfully and to know why it is done that way.

Financial information

Material fee £0. To make you aware we charge an additional £1000 for all the qualifications and pathways

Future opportunities

During all Apprenticeship sign-ups, an individual training plan is created, this plans then dates for the forthcoming year and includes days at college, theory sessions and NVQ visits. The trainer will prepare this with both the learner and yourself to ensure that you agree with the plan. The learners’ progress whilst on the scheme is closely monitored, you will be provided with written feedback after every assessment/visit, and receive a formal review with the trainer, learner and yourself every 12 weeks.

Further information

You can express your interest for this apprenticeship by completing a Leicester College application form or alternatively you can apply for one of our live apprenticeship vacancies via the College website. Our apprenticeships can also be found on the government’s apprenticeship site, gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship. As with any other job application, if you are shortlisted then you will be invited for an interview at the employer’s premises. You can apply for as many apprenticeship vacancies as you want. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit leicestercollege.ac.uk

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: 28 September 2018
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