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This Modern Apprenticeship addresses the changing needs of employers in the print industry to help create a workforce of modern technicians. It covers traditional craft and introduces new technology, legislation and environmental issues. This makes it suitable for new employees or to upskill an existing workforce.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 5 in one of:

  • Print administration
  • Press
  • Post press
Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this Modern Apprenticeship but employees should be employed in the print industry and working in Scotland.

Progression and development

After completing this Modern Apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills and experience needed for the following types of roles:

  • Envelope printer
  • Folding machine operator
  • Binding machine operator
  • Scanning technician

Successful employees could also progress onto higher level training, including:

  • Further SCQF qualifications in a print-related subject or complementary areas, such as management or customer service
  • Industry-led courses
  • Part-time, full-time or work-based higher education, leading to an HNC, HND or degree

 

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 6 in one of:

  • Carton Manufacturing
  • Print Administration
  • Press
  • Pre-press
  • Post-press
Entry requirements

Candidates should have completed the Modern Apprenticeship in Print Industry Occupations at SCQF level 6, or have equivalent qualifications or experience.

Progression and development

After completing this apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills and experience needed for roles with responsibility for resources, production, safety, quality, efficiency and maintenance. For example:

  • Lead machine printer
  • Mechanised print finisher and binder
  • Carton manufacturer
  • Carton machine operative

Successful employees could also progress onto higher level training, including:

  • Further SCQF qualifications in a print-related subject or complementary areas, such as management or customer service
  • Industry-led courses
  • Part-time, full-time or work-based higher education, leading to an HNC, HND or degree

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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