Print Scotland Training Services

Print -Scotland Training Services

New Member of Staff, Promoted someone and want to upskill, or recently recruited from outside the print industry?

We can help you!

Print Scotland Training Services is a new bespoke training offering that will help you to upskill or retrain members of your staff. On top of this, you may be able to claim money back for the training from the Apprenticeship Levy.

What’s the problem?

  • We’ve heard from many printers that they have a need to cross-train or upskill existing staff so the business is as flexible as possible as market demand changes at a quicker pace than ever before.
  • It’s harder than ever to recruit quality people into the sector
  • Training staff can be expensive and can take staff off the tools for a long period of time.
  • Printers may be struggling for capacity due to the lack of skilled staff.

What’s the benefits of Print Scotland Training Services

  • The training is at national occupation standard and assessed by our training partner Jim Mckenzie.
  • It can be ‘white-labelled’ to allow employers to have their own online portal with company branding.
  • Increase in staff morale and engagement as they will feel appreciated when learning new work process.
  • You could present your own company award certificate for successful completion.
  • Induction for new starts will become more efficient.
  • Flexibility in choosing the right training packages and completing them at a time which suits the individual and the business.

Here’s what we’re offering…

By selecting relevant units from our library of over 50 industry specific you can quickly upskill your employee without a full apprenticeship.

Specialist courses include:

  • First Aid
    • Courses available that are aimed at keeping your staff safe.
  • Mental Health First Aid
    • Courses are designed to help spot the signs of someone struggling with mental health and then provide appropriate support and guidance. Susan Graham, MD at FLB Group, said: “the First Aid Mental Health First Aider course was very enlightening and a good course which can be applied to any workplace.”
  • Forklift truck training
    • Courses to provide skills for staff on counterbalance or reach novice or recertification. Kenneth Shepherdson, business services coordinator at Bell & Bain, said: “Print Scotland provides first class FLT training and can accommodate most date requests.”

Samples of work-based learning units:

  • Make Sure Your Own Actions Reduce Risks to Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Improve the Effectiveness of the Print Organisation Through Good Communication with Others
  • Send and Receive Digital Files
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Print Production Processes
  • Monitor and Solve Customer Service Problems
  • Plan Work to Meet Production Requirements
  • Use Reel Handling Equipment
  • Control Auxiliary Equipment
  • Set Up Post Press Machinery Under Supervision
  • Operate Post Press Machinery and Equipment Under Supervision

Examples of office-based upskilling units:

  • Safety & Compliance
  • Health & Safety
  • Health & Well being
  • HR Compliance
  • Financial Compliance
  • Business Skills
  • Leadership
  • People & Communication Skills
  • General Management
  • Mentoring Skills
  • Sales & Customer Service
  • Project Management
  • Time Management
  • IT – Microsoft Excel (Basic, Intermediate & Advanced)

Where do I find out more information and sign up?

Get in touch with Garry Richmond or Jim McKenzie and we can chat through your needs and come up with suitable bespoke package.