"Every day is different and no two jobs or customers are the same."
Sophie Chuter, Level 2 Digital Printing – Production
Digital Printing (Pre-press & Artwork) Level 2
Who Should Attend
This qualification is split into three pathways - Digital printing (Printer, digital printer), digital pre-press and digital artwork (desktop publisher, graphic designer, Print designer, pre-press manager)
Level 2 is aimed at those who do not have full working knowledge of the role and is operating equipment under direct supervision, while performing basic design tasks.
The aim of the apprenticeship is to develop an individual so that they are competent in their diverse role but they also need to know what they are doing and why. To aid this the apprentices will study a Technical Certificate, they will cover the following key areas and will be able to describe and explain them:
- Health & Safety
- Personal Development
- Industry overview
- Employment Rights & responsibilities
- Problem solving
- Plan work to meet production requirements
- Capture images from specified sources
- Produce imposed separations for printing (Pre-press)
- Quality, including quality systems
- Set up and operate equipment (Guillotines, multi-knife trimmers, folding machinery etc.) under supervision
- Contribute to equipment maintenance
- Operate digital printing machines (digital printing)
18 to 24 months
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