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Apprenticeship Framework

An Apprenticeship is a set of separate qualifications, called a ‘framework’ and as an apprentice you will need to complete all required parts as defined by your particular awarding body.  Your assessor will be able to tell you the specifics of your framework and they will be on hand to provide support and guidance throughout.


The NVQ or competency qualification shows you can perform well in your job or profession.

Technical Skills & Knowledge

The technical certificate demonstrates achievement of the technical skills, knowledge and understanding related to the wider industry.

Transferable Skills

A range of transferable skills including: English, Maths, ICT, working with others, improving own learning and problem solving. These are sometimes called key skills or functional skills.

Employer Rights and Responsibilities

ERR demonstrate that you know and understand areas such as employment related legislation and Health and Safety.

After Your Apprenticeship


At the end of an apprenticeship most apprentices are kept on by their employer as they have invested a great deal in their training. It is only fair to note however that this is not guaranteed.

Further Qualifications

It is also possible to move on to the next level of apprenticeship and those who have completed an Advanced or Higher level apprenticeship could move on to Higher Education and study for a Foundation Degree, an HND or other higher level qualification, including a normal degree.

Apprenticeships can be demanding but they are also very rewarding. They train you in the skills employers want to give you choices in your career in the world of work.