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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Section 27: Contents of specification of apprenticeship standards for England

65.This section sets out what must be included in the specification of apprenticeship standards for England. Subsection (1) provides that the specification must specify requirements in relation to the content of recognised English frameworks at level 2 (known as Apprenticeships); and level 3 (known as Advanced Apprenticeships); and that it may specify requirements in relation to the content of recognised English frameworks at other levels. For instance, the specification might make provision about the content of recognised English frameworks for level 4 apprenticeships (known as Higher Apprenticeships). The effect of subsection (2) is that the specification must require English frameworks to specify requirements for the issue of apprenticeship certificates, including that a certificate may be issued only if the person has received both on-the-job and off-the-job training; that the qualification or qualifications taken together demonstrate the relevant occupational competencies and relevant technical knowledge; and levels of attainment required for the award of a certificate. It must also require each framework to identify the competencies qualification in respect of that framework.

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