Apprenticeship Framework

An Apprenticeship framework defines the elements of an Apprenticeship which must be followed in order to enable an individual to complete an Apprenticeship and for the Government to pay any applicable Funding or grants.

We will identify the appropriate level and framework to suit your vacancy and the individual you recruit and work with you to ensure the units chosen reflect the skills required within the role and to the benefit of your business.

Levels of Apprenticeship

There are three levels of Apprenticeship which allow people to study at the right level commensurate with the occupation for which they are being trained.

Intermediate Apprenticeships

Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 2 competence-based qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.

Advanced Apprenticeships

Apprentices work towards work-based learning such as a Level 3 competence-based qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification such as a National Certificate.

Higher Apprenticeships

Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 4 competence-based qualification, Functional Skills and, in some cases, a knowledge-based qualification such as a Higher National Certificate or Foundation Degree.

Qualifications

The Apprenticeship framework includes a range of qualifications which are explained below:

Competence-based qualifications

Are vocational qualifications that are on-the-job. This means the Apprentice will produce a portfolio of evidence which is collected from the work the Apprentice completes. The PETA Trainer/Assessor will review this at every visit and will assess the competence of the individual against the units agreed.

Functional skills

Are examined qualifications, they are delivered off-the-job at one of our centres and cover the essential skills of English, Maths and ICT.

Knowledge-based qualifications 

Are qualifications which are delivered off-the-job either as day release or as a block depending upon the Apprenticeship. These are known as technical certificates and complement the vocational qualifications, developing further the knowledge of the Apprentice in the theory and application of what is learnt back in the workplace.


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