To undertake an Apprenticeship; The Apprentice MUST meet the individual and funding eligibility requirements. These general requirements are listed below. We may ask for supplementary evidence when making eligibility decisions:
- The Apprentice must meet any course specific entry requirements – for more information please contact the relevant Curriculum Department.
- The Apprentice must be in paid employment for at least 30 hours a week – unless otherwise agreed with Achievement Training in advance.
- Apprentices cannot be self-employed however can be employed with a zero hour contract.
- The Apprentice must be a UK or EU citizen or have a legal right to be in UK and have been a resident for the three years preceding your course start date. If you are the spouse or dependant of an EU citizen, you may also be entitled to funding, please contact us for more information.
- The Apprentice must not be currently undertaking another Apprenticeship programme.
- All Apprentices must spend at least 50% of their working hours in England.
APPRENTICESHIP AGREEMENT (In addition to the Apprentice’s Learning Agreement)
The company will be responsible for payment of course fees as detailed overleaf. Achievement Training reserves the right to charge additional fees in the event that the Apprentice does not complete the course within the agreed training period. Training will commence immediately however if your first instalment is not made by the agreed date training will cease. Achievement Training and our affiliated partners will keep the employer informed of Apprentice progress, attendance, achievement and any concerns that they may have during my programme.
Apprenticeship Agreement is required at the commencement of an Apprenticeship
The purpose of the Apprenticeship Agreement is to:
- Identify the skill, trade or occupation for which the apprentice is being trained; and
- Confirm the qualifying Apprenticeship framework that the apprentice is following.
The Apprenticeship Agreement is incorporated into and does not replace the written statement of particulars issued to the individual in accordance with the requirements of the Employment Rights Act 1996. In signing this document the employer confirms that the statement of particulars is in place for the named Apprentice overleaf and the following applies:
- The Apprenticeship is to be treated as being a contract of service not a contract of Apprenticeship.
- The Apprentices job “allows the apprentice to gain wider employment experience required by the apprenticeship standard and that they are able to complete all elements of the Apprenticeship within their contracted working hours.
- Confirm that the intention at the start of the apprenticeship, there is available time for the apprentice, of any age, to be able to complete the apprenticeship programme.
- This Apprenticeship Agreement can also be in the form of a written statement of particulars, contract of employment and/or letter of engagement.
Achievement Training Ltd will produce a unique Learning Agreement for all Apprenticeship Programmes. A copy of this agreement will be sent to the Employer within 6 weeks of the Apprenticeship start date. If any amendments are made to this agreement a new copy will be sent to the Employer within 6 weeks of the change.
All employers will be allocated an Employer Reference Number (ERN) by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in order to success-fully fund the programme. If your organisation has never enrolled an Apprentice before it is likely that the ESFA will contact you shortly.
Apprenticeship Commitment Statement
In line with ESFA Funding Rules, the Employer and Lead Provider must make sure that the commitment to successful completion of the Apprenticeship is set out in writing for the Apprentice.
Details regarding the planned content and schedule of training (including end point assessment for apprenticeship standards) can be located on the enrolment form and learning agreement. Copies of the learning agreement will be sent to Employers and Apprentices upon signing.
Roles and Responsibilities
- To observe the Employer’s terms and conditions of employment and Apprenticeship Agreement
- To be diligent and punctual at all times.
- To wear any uniform provided by the employer or where no uniform is provided to ensure that suitable smart attire is worn
- To be respectful of colleagues, Employers, teaching staff in accordance with the Lead Provider, the Provider and work-place policies.
- To attend courses, study time, keep records, undertake assessments and take part in and contribute to the review process.
- To negotiate achievable learning targets in conjunction with Assessors, Tutors and Employer, and to undertake to achieve these objectives and outcomes within an agreed timescale
- To keep the Employer informed of progress towards these objectives.
- To notify the Employer and the Training Provider as soon as possible, of non-attendance at either scheduled training sessions, reviews or other planned meetings
- To inform the Employer and the Training Provider of any health issues which may affect their learning
- To notify the Employer and the Training Provider of any change of circumstances.
- At all times to behave in a safe and responsible manner, in accordance with the requirements of Health and Safety Legislation.
- To employ and pay the Apprentice in accordance with agreed employment terms and conditions and taking into account relevant legislation.
- Provide the Apprentice with an Apprenticeship contract and contract of employment within 13 weeks of their start date.
- Confirm that the Apprentice is employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week.
- Confirm that the Apprentice’s job: “allows the Apprentice to gain the wider employment experience required by the Apprenticeship standard and that they are able to complete all elements of the Apprenticeship within their contracted working hours.”
- Confirm that the intention at the start of the Apprenticeship, there is available time for the Apprentice, of any age, time off to study within working day, to be able to complete the Apprenticeship programme.
- To fund educational trips or trips to professional events which have been agreed with the employer and are not specific in the Apprenticeship standard or assessment plan.
- To provide appropriate supervision to support, encourage and monitor the Apprentice in the workplace including:
- Provision of a nominated mentor and deputy to ensure continuity of supervision.
All responsibilities are clearly outlined in more detail in the Learning Agreement and Contract for Services
Lead Training Provider (Achievement Training Ltd)
- To create an Apprentice’s individualised learning record (ILR) and record their learning start date and agreed price for training and assessment
- To provide an appropriate individual training plan for the Apprentice, in consultation agree for Apprenticeships and to meet the Employer’s needs.
- To provide the training via a Skills Funding Agency approved Provider
- To ensure that the training meets the requirements set out in the Contract between the Lead Provider, the Provider and the Skills Funding Agency.
- To appoint suitably qualified assessors/teachers to undertake training of the Apprentice
- To advise the Apprentice and Employer of contact details for nominated assessors, tutors and support staff responsible for the relevant training programme.
- To ensure Employer Contribution payments are collected and recorded on the Apprentice’s ILR and that there are no delays with the processing of any incentive payments which the employer is eligible to receive
- To monitor the Quality Assurance of the delivery by the Training Provider through regular meetings, audits and observations of teaching, learning and assessment and provide support and guidance.
Lead Training Provider (Achievement Training Ltd)
- To be responsible for resolving any issues or disputes between the Employer, Lead Provider and the Training Provider including details of how to escalate with lead provider organisation and/or SFA through apprenticeship helpline.
- To reserve the right to ‘recover sums from the Employer in the event the Employer is in breach of the funding rules’.
Working Together, the Employer and Apprentice will work together with the Training Provider’s representatives to ensure that the Apprentice has the best chance to achieve.
All issues between the Employer and Apprentice will be addressed through the Employer. Any further mediation will be conducted by the Training Provider. Any issues between the Employer/Apprentice and the Training Provider will be addressed through the complaints and appeals procedure as identified in the Employer Training Agreement.
Declaration – I confirm I am an authorised employee of the company and agree to pay the fees detailed. I understand the terms which this course is undertaken for which the payment is made. To the best of my knowledge all details held on this form are true. I am satisfied that the apprenticeship programme chosen is the most appropriate for the apprentice.