Approved English apprenticeship agreement
An approved English apprenticeship ( www.practicallaw.com/2-614-1446) under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (ASCLA 2009) (as amended by the Deregulation Act 2015, with effect from 26 May 2015).
An approved apprenticeship agreement must:
Provide for an individual to work as an apprentice in a sector for which the Secretary of State has published an approved apprenticeship standard.
Provide for the apprentice to receive training in order to assist the apprentice to achieve the approved apprenticeship standard in the work done under the agreement.
Satisfy any other conditions specified by the Secretary of State in regulations.
An approved English apprenticeship agreement has the status of a contract of service ( www.practicallaw.com/5-200-3141) , which means that an apprentice engaged under an approved English apprenticeship agreement is only entitled to the statutory protections granted to ordinary employees ( www.practicallaw.com/1-200-3195) . This is in contrast to the employment status of an apprentice working under a contract of apprenticeship ( www.practicallaw.com/3-520-5858) , who would receive enhanced protection against dismissal.
For more information, see Practice note, Apprenticeships: employment law implications ( www.practicallaw.com/9-520-3960) .