The Print & Printed Packaging framework provides work based training for young people and adults to undertake key manufacturing, craft and technical roles in the Print industry.
The framework contains details of the vocational qualifications, knowledge based technical qualifications, functional skills (Maths and English), personal learning and thinking skills and employee rights and responsibilities that are required for an Apprenticeship in the Print & Printed Packaging Industry.
Apprentices undertake training both on and off-the-job at their workplace and some training can also be undertaken away from the workplace, delivered by a local training provider or a further education college.
At both Intermediate and Advanced level, Apprentices can choose from a range of pathways including Digital Print Production, Machine Printing and Print Finishing. On average, the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Print & Printed Packaging takes a minimum of 12 months to complete, usually taking 12-18 months and the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship takes a minimum of 12 months to complete usually taking 24-36 months.