The apprenticeship framework

What are the elements of an apprenticeship?

Training Now Apprenticeship Framework

National Apprenticeship Standards

These are the criteria your apprentice is working towards. They must complete all of the National Apprenticeship Standards to complete their qualification.

Underpinning knowledge

At Training Now we use Diploma Standards, alongside observations, mock exams, worksheets, interviews, discussions and tasks to give your staff the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need for their role.

Functional skills

The government requires everyone doing an apprenticeship to demonstrate ‘functional skills’ in English and maths, relevant to their level of study. This is a funding requirement.

If your apprentice already has a qualification in maths and English to the necessary level they will need to produce the qualification certificate. If they don’t have the qualifications they’ll need to complete exams in maths and/or English as part of their qualification.


One of our team of qualified and dedicated Teaching and Learning Coaches will give your apprentice monthly face-to-face visits, reviews and ongoing support

End-point assessment

Once your apprentice has completed the apprenticeship you will reflect on whether you feel that they have gained the knowledge and practical skills to confidently carry out their job role. When this has been confirmed from the employer the apprentice will be ready to sit the final part of the apprenticeship called the End-Point Assessment.

In most cases, the assessment will be graded and must show that the apprentice is fully competent and productive in their job. The registered assessment organisation and the assessor must be independent of, and separate from, the training provided by the provider and employer.

20% on-the-job training

All apprentices need to spend 20% of their contracted hours on on-the-job activities.

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