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Publishing assistant (level 3) is available for new starts until 13 May 2024.

Apprenticeship training course

Publishing assistant (level 3)

Supporting key parts of the publishing process from the conception to production.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Creative and design
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • S1: Data Management:
  • S1: Input and maintain data to produce publications that meet company, sales channel and audience requirements
  • S1: Continually improve the quality of information/data in-line with best practice
  • S2: Publishing Journey and where appropriate Editorial process
  • S2: Follow publishing/editorial guidelines relevant to their role to produce publications that meet budgets, are on schedule and meet company and industry standards
  • S2: Ensure appropriate changes are highlighted and agreed with stakeholders
  • S2: Apply rigour and attention to detail
  • S2: Escalate issues and concerns, in-line with company process, to ensure the publication is delivered to time and budget constraints and your agreed milestones are achieved
  • S3: Stakeholder Management:
  • S3:Clearly identify stakeholders and manage their expectations, presenting appropriate information to them clearly and concisely
  • S3:Escalate issues and concerns regarding stakeholders as appropriate
  • S4:Rights Management and Contracting:
  • S4: Ensure that publications meet digital rights management and/or deal structures agreed with authors
  • S4: Using templates, draft contracts as required by your company
  • S5: Problem solving:
  • S5: Think laterally and provide sensible solutions to unexpected challenges
  • S6: Communication:
  • S6: Communicate clearly with internal and external stakeholders.
  • S6: Show confidence and flexibility when communicating with different stakeholders, ensuring an appropriate use of language and terminology
  • S7: Team working:
  • S7: Demonstrate a strong ability to work as part of a team, taking on tasks with enthusiasm and working cooperatively with others (in a timely fashion).
  • S7: Demonstrate a clear understanding of the role you play in relation to other team members
  • S7: Undertake tasks confidently and resourcefully, supporting the team and/or line manager as required
  • S8: Working independently:
  • S8: Be pro-active and purposeful when working on your activities, apply the appropriate knowledge and seek support when it is needed
  • S8: Demonstrate good time-management

Full information on Publishing assistant (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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