A training plan must be completed, signed and dated by the apprentice, their employer, and the University (as the training provider) before the apprenticeship can start.
The training plan summarises the obligations of the University, the employer and apprentice. It sets out:
- the planned content and schedule for training;
- what is expected and offered by the employer, the University and the apprentice; and
- how to resolve queries or complaints.
Updates to the training plan
The training plan needs to be updated with relevant information as soon as it is known, and this must be done for the duration of the apprenticeship. For example, to record a break in learning or to confirm replanned training after a break in learning.
The employer, apprentice and University must all hold accurate and up-to-date, signed copies of the training plan. The dates recorded on the training plan should match the dates recorded in the Individual Learner Record (ILR) of the apprentice.
Tripartite progress review meetings
The training plan can be used during tripartite review meetings between the apprentice, employer and University to monitor progress, check responsibilities are being met, and to assess impact and achievements.