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           OF A LEVEL 2 STANDARD

              he Institute for
           TApprenticeships and
           Technical Education (IfATE)
           has granted approval to the
           print trailblazer consortium
           to develop a Level 2 Print
             The Level 2 Print
           Apprenticeship is vital for
           people coming into our
           industry, taking their first
           steps on a career in print, or
           gaining accreditation in a
           role which makes up a huge
           proportion of jobs in print.
             The application for the
           Level 2 began in 2016
           and since then – through
           changing requirements
           – the consortium of
           employers, the industry,
           our training division, other   include occupational duties   framework and recognition   The Level 2 Print Standard
           training organisations and   along with the knowledge,   of achievement will benefit   is not yet ready for delivery,
           our relationship manager   skills and behaviours that   a lot of people who could   but the Level 2 Lean
           at IfATE have all worked   are required of a candidate.   otherwise be overlooked.   Manufacturing Operative
           together to gain approval of   Going forward, the   We therefore welcomed   Apprenticeship Standard
           this submission.        consortium that will work   the positive feedback and   is a great alternative until
             The feedback received   through the development of   acknowledgement from the   then. Further information
           through the trade press   this standard alongside the   review panel at IfATE.”  on the Lean Manufacturing
           and the information     assessment plan continues   Ursula Daly, Programme   Standard can be found on
           garnered from multiple   to be led by James Buffoni   Director at BPIF and main   page 20.
           surveys has proved to be   of Ryedale Group who said,   contact for the consortium
           consistently supportive and   “Whilst this has been a long   proposal, said, “This is   If you would like to
           has continually underlined   and challenging process,   indeed a great outcome for   get involved with the
           the need for this standard   we never wavered because   our industry and whilst we   consortium that will
           at every checkpoint. We   the need for this standard   have a lot of work to do to   then go on to develop the
           thank everyone who voiced   in print is clear: this Level 2   get the standard and the   standard and the End Point
           issues and supported the   represents a large part of the   assessment plan defined,   Assessment Plan then
           endeavour.              workforce in print. As such   and we are delighted to have   please contact Ursula Daly
             These standards now   a practical development   the opportunity to do so.”  at [email protected]

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