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Print and Printed Packaging: Pre-Press

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Warning This apprenticeship is closed to new starters from 1 August 2020

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £4,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Desk Top Publisher
  • Graphic /Print Designer
  • Pre-Press Technician / Plate Maker
  • Proofing Technician
  • Scanning Technician
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • NVQ Certificate in Pre Press for Print
  • NVQ Certificate in Pre-Press for Print

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • Award in Printing and Graphic Communications
  • Certificate in Understanding the Print Working Environment

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.