Q21. If the scheme is implemented via specific apprenticeship programme, what is its duration?
The duration of apprenticeships varies considerably by fields.
Within the certified trades alone (where a journeyman’s licence is required to work) the longest apprenticeship scheme (culinary fields) is 126 weeks and the shortest are 24 weeks (f.i. dressmaking and tailoring).
Others common durations are 48, 60, 72, 96 weeks.
Q22. If the scheme is not implemented via specific apprenticeship programme, how is duration of apprenticeships defined in the regulation?
It Is defined as minimum and maximum share of a VET programme
Is defined as minimum share of a VET programme
Is defined as maximum share of a VET programme
Is not defined by regulation
Curriculum and length of individual apprenticeship programmes are decided by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and are based on recommendations from the so called occupational councils, consisting of representatives of the social partners and professional organizations.
These are subsequently included in the National Curriculum Guide for Upper Secondary schools, issued by the Ministry of Education as guidelines for schools (Upper Secondary Education Act no. 92/2008).
IVET programmes delivered as apprenticeships typically start off with a period of 4-6 semesters basic training at school, after which the remaining time of the apprenticeship is spent in an enterprise.
Apprenticeship programmes last from 3 to 5 years, including basic training at school. The ratio between time spent in school and in an enterprise varies from 1:1 to 3:1 (e.g. hairdresser: 5 semesters at school and 72 weeks of practical training; electrician: 6 semesters of school followed by 48 weeks in an enterprise.
Q23. Is there a distinction between the training time and working time for the period spent at workplace, as per regulation?
Yes, the legal framework makes this distinction
No, the legal framework makes no distinction
There are learning objectives for the time spent in the placement enterprise, but there is no distinction between time spent on training and work.