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Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Act 2022


Section 111: Meaning of “approved Welsh apprenticeship”

360.This section defines an “approved Welsh apprenticeship” and allows the Welsh Ministers to make regulations setting out the conditions to be satisfied by an approved Welsh apprenticeship (subsection (4)).

361.An approved Welsh apprenticeship takes place either:

  • under an approved Welsh apprenticeship agreement; or

  • under an alternative Welsh apprenticeship (subsection (2)).

362.An approved Welsh apprenticeship requires the work to take place wholly or mainly in Wales (subsection (3)).

Section 112: Meaning of “approved Welsh apprenticeship agreement”

363.This section outlines the meaning of an “approved Welsh apprenticeship agreement”.

364.Subsection (1) provides that it is an agreement which—

  • provides for a person to work for another for payment in an occupation which has an apprenticeship framework,

  • provides for the apprentice to receive training to allow the apprentice to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship framework, and

  • satisfies any other conditions specified in regulations made by the Welsh Ministers.

Section 113: Meaning of “alternative Welsh apprenticeship”

365.This section allows the Welsh Ministers to make regulations defining the conditions of an “alternative Welsh apprenticeship”, to allow arrangements that would not fall within the definition of an approved Welsh apprenticeship agreement to be treated as approved Welsh apprenticeships.

366.Examples of alternative working arrangements could include, but are not limited to, the following circumstances:

  • where a person works as a self-employed person while following a recognised Welsh apprenticeship framework,

  • where a person works otherwise than for reward, or

  • where the apprentice who was working under an apprenticeship agreement has been made redundant during the course of the apprenticeship and satisfies the conditions set out in the regulations.

Section 114: Meaning of “apprenticeship framework”

367.This section outlines the meaning of an “apprenticeship framework”. An apprenticeship framework is a document that specifies requirements for the completion of approved Welsh apprenticeships in an occupation or a group of occupations, which may include (but are not limited to) requirements relating to—

  • standards of attainment;

  • qualifications;

  • the type or amount of training undertaken.

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