Build better business
Developing talent. Reacting to change. Staying competitive. Embracing new technology.
In an evolving and dynamic industry, responding with the right approach is critical to continued success. As the UK’s leading print manufacturing training provider, no one understands the changes, challenges and opportunities facing your business like we do. We specialise in using that deep knowledge to provide industry-leading, real world training.
We make accessing government subsidised training easy. We cut through red tape. We constantly evolve our offer to meet the broad spectrum of skillsets the industry demands. In short, we specialise in creating solutions that meet your training needs today, and for tomorrow.
We will help you get ahead.
Every business is different. That’s why we tailor every training package to your individual business needs. Flexibility is built into our offer, from curriculum and timelines to delivery methods and assessments. We offer three distinct solutions:
12-30 month work based learning qualifications, available to upskill existing staff or garner new recruits. We can support you with your recruitment, without charge.
A skilled, trained workforce can dramatically improve bottom line performance, adding value to products and services and making it easier to compete internationally. Satisfied and motivated workers mean higher levels of staff retention, lowering the costs of recruitment.
Plan for the Future
The average age of the print workforce is 43 years old so the recruitment of young employees is essential to lead your business into the future, and allowing apprentices to really benefit from the expertise of your workforce
By hiring an apprentice you may be eligible for an incentive payment of £3000 per apprentice which is in addition to the £1000 incentive payment received for hiring an apprentice aged 16-18
Contact us to find out how apprenticeships can be the right fit for your businessApprenticeships
Our ‘Intro to…’ courses run throughout the year and are all advertised in our Events section. Sign up to our newsletter to be notified of upcoming courses.
Alternatively, we can deliver any of our ‘Intro to…’ courses to a group of employees within your organisation, get in touch to discuss how this could be packaged.
In addition, if you have a requirement in your business for something not listed on the website, we may still be able to help.
BOOK ONTO ONE OF OUR COURSES
Shorter in duration than apprenticeships, vocational qualifications are ideal for new and existing employees to develop new skills, all assessed and accredited in a work based context.
National Vocational Qualifications are work-based qualifications in the United Kingdom that assesses an individual’s competency in a specific job role or occupation. NVQs are designed to validate a person’s skills, knowledge, and understanding related to their job, providing recognition of their ability to perform tasks effectively. These qualifications are widely recognised and respected by employers across the industry.
Our professional development awards take specific units from the NVQs that we offer to provide employers cost effective short, sharp, focussed accreditation aimed at specific aspects of print business.Vocational Qualifications
We believe in career development for all. Any learner and employer enrolled onto any BPIF Training programme will have access to the BPIF Skills Hub, our career development platform which offers a dedicated, private environment where you can work on your career development, career well-being and transferable skills.
Apprenticeships offer practical on-the-job experience, incorporating 20% of the learners’ time spent on off-the-job learning. They’re available for existing and new employees – BPIF Training are recruiting for apprentices all year round, a service that is offered to Businesses free of charge.
WHAT ELEMENTS OF A BUSINESS DO YOU COVER?
We offer qualifications for most areas of your business. We split them into two main categories:
As with all our qualifications, we blend the mix of units and modules to fit your specific business requirements. From leadership and management to sales, account management and customer service – we have a blend of qualifications that help your business perform at it’s best.
View all business qualifications here
The technical area of our work based learning qualifications. Built on our background in print manufacturing, these qualifications will be expanding as we grow into new and emerging sectors associated with print, design and manufacturing.
View all trade qualifications here
If you cannot find what you are looking for we will still be able to help. Please contact us here
WHO CAN DO AN APPRENTICESHIP?
In short, anyone. Apprenticeships are a great fit for existing employees as a well-rounded training programme. Likewise, they are an excellent way to recruit into your business. The caveat is that the government funding can only be used for apprenticeships where someone doesn’t already have significant knowledge, skills and behaviours in the chosen apprenticeship.
Surely it goes without saying that all apprentices need paying. What you might not know is that if you are recruiting an apprentice you have some flexibility on what you offer as a starting salary.
HOW DOES THE MONEY WORK?
Let’s be straight – there is a cost attached to all apprenticeship training. How and what you pay depends on three factors:
YOUR WAGE BILL IS MORE THAN £3 MILLION EACH YEAR – LEVY EMPLOYERS
If you pay a wage bill of more than £3 million each year, you’ll be paying 0.5% to the Apprenticeship Levy. It’s not a tax for the chancellor – it’s money that you can use to pay for apprenticeship training. For existing staff or people you recruit into roles – and the government tops it up by 5%.
*If you employ someone aged 16-18 years old, you also get £1000 incentive payment per apprenticeship
YOUR WAGE BILL IS LESS THAN £3 MILLION EACH YEAR – NON-LEVY EMPLOYERS
For employers that don’t pay the Apprenticeship Levy, you are asked to make a 5% contribution towards the cost of an Apprenticeship. The government will co-invest the remaining 95% towards the cost of training. Depending on the Apprenticeship, the cost can vary – why not get in touch to discuss your options?
YOU’RE A SMALL BUSINESS, WITH FEWER THAN 50 EMPLOYEES
The government will fund all of the apprenticeship training costs for employers employing fewer than 50 people if, on the first day of their apprenticeship, the apprentice is aged 16-18 years old (no 5% contribution required).