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Apprenticeship training course

Print technician (level 3)

Producing a range of printed goods to meet customer and business needs.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Digital print technician
  • Finisher
  • Finishing technician
  • Flexo technician
  • Gravure technician
  • No. 1 printer
  • Post-press technician
  • Pre-press technician
  • Print technician
  • Printer
  • Studio technician
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Apply environmental and sustainability procedures in compliance with regulations and standards for example, segregating resources for reuse, recycling and disposal.
  • Apply health and safety and manual handling procedures in compliance with regulations and standards.
  • Plan and prioritise work
  • Record or enter information - paper based or electronic for example, work sheets, check lists, handover records, job sheets.
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques. Devise suggestions for improvement.
  • Follow equality, diversity and inclusion procedures.
  • Communicate with others verbally including colleagues or stakeholders.
  • Communicate in writing.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques to common problems.
  • Use information and digital technology. Comply with GDPR and cyber security regulations and policies.
  • Identify, organise and use resources effectively to complete tasks, with consideration for cost, quality, safety, security and environmental impact.
  • Apply team working principles.

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

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