Checklist: Evaluating the definition of apprenticeship

You may use the following checklist to evaluate the definition of apprenticeship used in your country, to decide which elements could potentially be strengthened.

Key features



In your country:    
Is apprenticeship defined and regulated by an official document (e.g. laws, ministerial decrees, collective agreements, and/or policy decisions arising from social dialogue)?    
If “yes”, does the definition of apprenticeship include the following:
  • a combination of on-the-job training and off-the-job learning in a TVET institution?
  • training to carry out a specific occupation?
  • a written contract that details the roles and responsibilities  of the apprentice and the employer?
  • a written contract that provides the apprentice with remuneration and standard social protection coverage?
  • the opportunity to obtain a recognized qualification on the successful completion of a formal assessment?

If you have answered “no” to any of these questions, it might be worth examining ways in which the definition of apprenticeship in your country could be clarified and/or strengthened with a view to ensuring that apprenticeships have minimum standards and might be considered as Quality Apprenticeships.