1Meaning of “completing an English apprenticeship”E+W
(1)This section applies for the purposes of this Chapter.
(2)A person completes an English apprenticeship in relation to an apprenticeship framework if—
(a)the standard English completion conditions are met, or
(b)the alternative English completion conditions are met.
(3)The standard English completion conditions are—
(a)that the person has entered into an apprenticeship agreement in connection with the apprenticeship framework,
(b)that at the date of that agreement the framework was a recognised English framework,
(c)that the person has completed a course of training for the competencies qualification identified in the framework,
(d)that, throughout the duration of the course, the person was working under the apprenticeship agreement, and
(e)that the person meets the requirements specified in the framework for the purpose of the issue of an apprenticeship certificate.
(4)In subsection (3)(d)—
(a)the reference to the apprenticeship agreement mentioned in subsection (3)(a) includes a reference to any apprenticeship agreement which the person subsequently entered into in connection with the same apprenticeship framework;
(b)the reference to the course of training for the competencies qualification is to be read, in a case where the person has followed two or more courses of training for the competencies qualification, as a reference to both or all of them.
(5)The alternative English completion conditions are conditions which—
(a)apply in cases where a person works otherwise than under an apprenticeship agreement, and
(b)are specified in regulations.
(6)The kinds of working in relation to which provision may be made under subsection (5) include—
(a)working as a self-employed person;
(b)working otherwise than for reward.