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GQA Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Print Finishing

Course reference 600/0599/3
Course Level GQA Level2
this qualification is available in
Northern Ireland
who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at those who work as machine operatives (minders) on single and multi unit production printing
presses, producing multi colour work. Assessment of the qualification can take place in a number of contexts including:
Lithography (Sheet-fed) Printing, Lithography (Web-fed) Printing, Flexography Printing, Gravure Printing and Screen Printing
and this will be reflected on the Qualification Certificate. The standards cover the most important aspects of the job. This
qualification is at Level 3, and should be taken by those who have the responsibility for managing the machines, including
monitoring and controlling the quality of output using a range of methods, and are responsible for ensuring the production
records are completed in line with Company requirements. A further qualification for machine printing at Level 2 is also
In addition, there are qualifications available to cover Print Finishing and Pre-press. Candidates for this qualification will
need to contribute to improving the efficiency in the completion of the Company objectives, promote the Company Health
and Safety guidelines and policies and in addition candidates for this qualification will primarily be:
• Able to manage, monitor and control the production output producing multi colour work for print
• In control of the set up and running, maintenance and wash down of single and multi colour production machines
Candidates are likely to have jobs entitled:
• Machine minder
• No 1s/No 2s
• Machine operative

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    GQA Qualifications is an Awarding Organisation for specialist sectors and occupational roles. Our current qualifications cover the Glass, Construction, Coating and Print industries.

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