104Assistance and support in relation to apprenticeship placesE+W
(1)The Chief Executive—
(a)must provide or secure the provision of such services as the Chief Executive considers appropriate for assisting persons to find apprenticeship places, and
(b)may provide or secure the provision of other services for encouraging, enabling or assisting the effective participation of persons in employment and training provided for by apprenticeship places.
(2)The services provided by virtue of subsection (1)(a) may, in particular, be or include—
(a)services provided by means of the publication, whether electronically or otherwise, of information, advice and guidance;
(b)facilities for enabling employers to advertise apprenticeship places.
(3)In this section, “apprenticeship place” has the meaning given by section 93.
105Promoting progression from level 2 to level 3 apprenticeshipsE+W
(1)The Chief Executive must promote the desirability of persons within subsection (2) undertaking apprenticeship training at level 3.
(2)The persons are those who—
(a)are undertaking apprenticeship training at level 2,
(b)have completed an English apprenticeship in relation to an apprenticeship framework at level 2, or
(c)hold an apprenticeship certificate at level 2.
(3)For the purposes of this section apprenticeship training is at a particular level if it might reasonably be expected to lead to the issue of an apprenticeship certificate at that level.
(4)The following provisions of Chapter 1 of Part 1 apply for the purposes of this section—
section 1 (meaning of “completing an English apprenticeship”);
section 12 (meaning of apprenticeship framework and level of an apprenticeship framework).
(5)Section 95(4) (meaning of apprenticeship certificate and level of an apprenticeship certificate) applies for the purposes of this section.
106Advice and assistance in relation to apprenticeshipsE+W
The Chief Executive must, on request, provide the Secretary of State with advice and assistance in relation to the exercise of the Secretary of State's functions under Chapter 1 of Part 1.