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What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship consists of a package of qualifications commonly referred to as a framework. Every Apprenticeship is made up of the following:

Competence Qualification

This part of the qualification demonstrates competence in performing the skill, trade or occupation.

Knowledge Qualification

This part of the qualification demonstrates the candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the occupation/trade/skill.

Functional Skills

This part is a compulsory part of the qualification that aims to develop core skills in ICT, English and Maths. Candidates are exempt from this part of the qualification if you got a grade A* - C in your GCSEs. 

Employer Responsibilities and Rights

Every apprentice is required to learn about employer and employee’s statutory rights and responsibilities, equality legislation, Health & Safety, Disability Discrimination Act and the employer’s responsibilities and duties.