Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation2009 c. 22


Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

2009 Chapter 22

An Act to make provision about apprenticeships, education, training and children's services; to amend the Employment Rights Act 1996; to establish the Young People's Learning Agency for England, the office of Chief Executive of Skills Funding, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation and the School Support Staff Negotiating Body and to make provision about those bodies and that office; to make provision about the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority; to make provision about schools and institutions within the further education sector; to make provision about student loans; and for connected purposes.

(As amended by correction slip published in July 2010)

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[12th November 2009]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Apprenticeships, study and training

Part 1

Apprenticeships, study and training

Completing an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships

Completing an apprenticeship

S-1 Meaning of ‘completing an English apprenticeship’

1 Meaning of ‘completing an English apprenticeship’

(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.

S-2 Meaning of ‘completing a Welsh apprenticeship’

2 Meaning of ‘completing a Welsh apprenticeship’

(1) This section applies for the purposes of this Chapter.

(2) A person completes a Welsh apprenticeship in relation to an apprenticeship framework if—

(a) the standard Welsh completion conditions are met, or

(b) the alternative Welsh completion conditions are met.

(3) The standard Welsh 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 Welsh 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 Welsh 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 made by the Welsh Ministers.

(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.

Apprenticeship certificates: England

Apprenticeship certificates: England

S-3 Duty to issue: England

3 Duty to issue: England

The English certifying authority must issue a certificate relating to an apprenticeship framework to a person who applies to the authority in the prescribed manner if—

(a) it appears to the authority that the person has completed an English apprenticeship in relation to the apprenticeship framework,

(b) in a case within section 1(2)(a), it appears to the authority that the condition in subsection (3)(e) of that section was met at the date of the person's application, and

(c)the person—

(i) provides the authority with such information and evidence as the authority requires the person to provide, and

(ii) pays any fee charged by the authority for the issue of the certificate (see section 5).

S-4 Power to issue: England

4 Power to issue: England

The English certifying authority may issue a certificate relating to an apprenticeship framework to a person who applies to the authority in the prescribed manner if—

(a) it appears to the authority that at the date of the application the person met the requirements specified in the framework for the purpose of the issue of an apprenticeship certificate,

(b) the framework is, or has been, a recognised English framework, and

(c)the person—

(i) provides the authority with such information and evidence as the authority requires the person to provide, and

(ii) pays any fee charged by the authority for the issue of the certificate (see section 5).

S-5 Issue by the English certifying authority: supplementary

5 Issue by the English certifying authority: supplementary

(1) The English certifying authority may charge a fee for issuing an apprenticeship certificate only if, and to the extent that, it is authorised to do so by regulations.

(2) Regulations may make provision about the supply of copies of apprenticeship certificates issued under section 3 or 4.

(3) Regulations under subsection (2) may include provision authorising the English certifying authority to charge a fee for supplying a copy of an apprenticeship certificate.

S-6 The English certifying authority

6 The English certifying authority

In this Chapter, the "English certifying authority" means the Chief Executive of Skills Funding.

Apprenticeship certificates: Wales

Apprenticeship certificates: Wales

S-7 Duty to issue: Wales

7 Duty to issue: Wales

(1) The Welsh certifying authority must issue a certificate relating to an apprenticeship framework to a person who applies to the authority in the prescribed manner if—

(a) it appears to the authority that the person has completed a Welsh apprenticeship in relation to the apprenticeship framework,

(b) in a case within section 2(2)(a), it appears to the authority that the condition in subsection (3)(e) of that section was met at the date of the person's application, and

(c) the person—

(i) provides the authority with such information and evidence as the authority requires the person to provide, and

(ii) pays any fee charged by the authority for the issue of the certificate (see section 9).

(2) The ‘prescribed manner’ is the manner prescribed by regulations made by the Welsh Ministers.

S-8 Power to issue: Wales

8 Power to issue: Wales

(1) The Welsh certifying authority may issue a certificate relating to an apprenticeship framework to a person who applies to the authority in the prescribed manner if—

(a) it appears to the authority that at the date of the application the person met the requirements specified in the framework for the purpose...

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