Qualification Purpose

This qualification is for candidates who work or want to work in the printing sector, and this qualification allow candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the printing sector.

Achieving this qualification

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve 07 mandatory units.

  • Unit 01 - Maintain health and safety within a print related working environment
  • Unit 02 - Communicating and working with others in the print working environment
  • Unit 03 - Knowledge of the organisations printing processes and related information
  • Unit 04 - Keep equipment clean and in working order for use in the printing Industry
  • Unit 05 - Set and run auto-packing, storage or palletising equipment
  • Unit 06 - Set and run automated inserting equipment for newspapers and periodicals
  • Unit 07 - Materials handling, transportation and storage within the print working environment
Total Qualification Time (TQT) - 180
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) - 114

Candidate entry requirements

London Media Academy does not set entry requirements for these qualifications. However, centres must ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualifications successfully.

London Media Academy cannot accept any registrations for candidates under 16 as these qualifications are not approved for under 16s.

Resource requirements

Staff delivering these qualifications must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following occupational expertise requirements. They should:

  • Be occupationally competent or technically knowledgeable in the areas for which they are delivering training and/or have experience of providing training. This knowledge must be to the same level as the training being delivered
  • Have recent relevant experience in the specific area they will be assessing
  • Have credible experience of providing training.

How the qualification is assessed

Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in a qualification. The Level 3 Diploma in Photography is internally assessed.

Internal assessment

Each candidate must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. On completion of each unit candidates must declare that the work produced is their own. The Assessor must countersign this. Examples of suitable evidence for the portfolio for each unit are provided in the Handbook.

The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include (in no particular order):

  • Assessor observation – completed observational checklists and related action plans
  • witness testimony
  • candidate’s proof of work
  • worksheets
  • assignments/projects/reports
  • record of professional discussion
  • record of oral and written questioning
  • candidate and peer reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Moderation

Moderation is the process by which we confirm that assessment decisions in centres are:

We do this through:

external moderation – which we carry out through our External Moderators who, by supporting you, will make sure that assessments meet nationally agreed standards and that your quality assurance systems continue to meet our centre approval criteria.

Qualification Purpose

This qualification is for candidates who work or want to work in the printing sector, and this qualification allow candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the printing sector.

Achieving this qualification

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve 10 mandatory units.

  • Unit 01 - Maintain health and safety within a print related working environment
  • Unit 02 - Communicating and working with others in the print working environment
  • Unit 03 - Knowledge of the organisations printing processes and related information
  • Unit 04 - Keep equipment clean and in working order for use in the printing Industry
  • Unit 05 - Make photopolymer plates for flexographic printing
  • Unit 06 - Send and receive digital files
  • Unit 07 - Make gravure cylinders
  • Unit 08 - Output digital image carriers for print
  • Unit 09 - Prepare stencils for printing
  • Unit 10 - Make lithographic printing plates
Total Qualification Time (TQT) - 190
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) - 118

Candidate entry requirements

London Media Academy does not set entry requirements for these qualifications. However, centres must ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualifications successfully.

London Media Academy cannot accept any registrations for candidates under 16 as these qualifications are not approved for under 16s.

Resource requirements

Staff delivering these qualifications must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following occupational expertise requirements. They should:

  • Be occupationally competent or technically knowledgeable in the areas for which they are delivering training and/or have experience of providing training. This knowledge must be to the same level as the training being delivered
  • Have recent relevant experience in the specific area they will be assessing
  • Have credible experience of providing training.

How the qualification is assessed

Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in a qualification. The Level 3 Diploma in Photography is internally assessed.

Internal assessment

Each candidate must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. On completion of each unit candidates must declare that the work produced is their own. The Assessor must countersign this. Examples of suitable evidence for the portfolio for each unit are provided in the Handbook.

The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include (in no particular order):

  • Assessor observation – completed observational checklists and related action plans
  • witness testimony
  • candidate’s proof of work
  • worksheets
  • assignments/projects/reports
  • record of professional discussion
  • record of oral and written questioning
  • candidate and peer reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Moderation

Moderation is the process by which we confirm that assessment decisions in centres are:

We do this through:

external moderation – which we carry out through our External Moderators who, by supporting you, will make sure that assessments meet nationally agreed standards and that your quality assurance systems continue to meet our centre approval criteria.

Qualification Purpose

This qualification is for candidates who work or want to work in the printing sector, and this qualification allow candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the printing sector.

Achieving this qualification

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve 10 mandatory units.

  • Unit 01 - Maintain health and safety within a print related working environment
  • Unit 02 - Communicating and working with others in the print working environment
  • Unit 03 - Knowledge of the organisations printing processes and related information
  • Unit 04 - Keep equipment clean and in working order for use in the printing Industry
  • Unit 05 - Operate digital printing machines
  • Unit 06 - Send and receive digital files
  • Unit 07 - Materials handling, transportation and storage within the print working environment
  • Unit 08 - Set and run booklet making machinery
  • Unit 09 - Set and run guillotines
  • Unit 10 - Set and run multi-knife trimming machinery
Total Qualification Time (TQT) - 190
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) - 118

Candidate entry requirements

London Media Academy does not set entry requirements for these qualifications. However, centres must ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualifications successfully.

London Media Academy cannot accept any registrations for candidates under 16 as these qualifications are not approved for under 16s.

Resource requirements

Staff delivering these qualifications must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following occupational expertise requirements. They should:

  • Be occupationally competent or technically knowledgeable in the areas for which they are delivering training and/or have experience of providing training. This knowledge must be to the same level as the training being delivered
  • Have recent relevant experience in the specific area they will be assessing
  • Have credible experience of providing training.

How the qualification is assessed

Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in a qualification. The Level 3 Diploma in Photography is internally assessed.

Internal assessment

Each candidate must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. On completion of each unit candidates must declare that the work produced is their own. The Assessor must countersign this. Examples of suitable evidence for the portfolio for each unit are provided in the Handbook.

The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include (in no particular order):

  • Assessor observation – completed observational checklists and related action plans
  • witness testimony
  • candidate’s proof of work
  • worksheets
  • assignments/projects/reports
  • record of professional discussion
  • record of oral and written questioning
  • candidate and peer reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Moderation

Moderation is the process by which we confirm that assessment decisions in centres are:

We do this through:

external moderation – which we carry out through our External Moderators who, by supporting you, will make sure that assessments meet nationally agreed standards and that your quality assurance systems continue to meet our centre approval criteria.