In the “apprenticeship” contract a “training activities agreement” must be signed between the company, the apprentice and training centre. This “training activities agreement” has to be approved by Regional Public Employment Services (depending on the region where the contract is signed) and has to be annexed to the “ apprenticeship” contract and must include different aspects of the training, but in particular the annual schedule, working day, didactic program and timetable of the apprentice providing details about in- company training hours and training activities.
The implementation of Dual VET in the education system through a “cooperation agreement” depends, as in the entire educational offer, on each Autonomous Community, so the timetable and schedule of the school-based learning and the work-based learning hours can be different from one Autonomous Community (Region) to another.
Autonomous Community of Aragon (year 2016/2017): preference is given to projects which deliver the first year in the school and the second year of alternance training between the school and the company, through a 1-year employment contract.
Source: Resolution 1/3/2016.
Autonomous Community of Catalonia: the in-company training is organised in two phases. In the first phase, the learner has 80-100 hours of practical learning at the company (non-remunerated); in the second phase, the learner has remunerated learning at the company. This can be delivered according to two modalities: (1) Apprenticeship contract, with a minimum length of 1 year; (2) Allowance (training agreement between training centre, company and learner), with a length between 2 and 10 months per year.
Source: Government of Catalonia website: http://queestudiar.gencat.cat/es/estudis/fp/mesures-flexib/fp-dual/
Autonomous Community of the Basque Country: as a general rule, projects include a first year in the training centre (e.g. school) and a second year of alternance training between the centre and the company.
Source: Government of the Basque country website: http://www.hezkuntza.ejgv.euskadi.eus/r43-2638/es/contenidos/informacion/hezibi/es_def/index.shtml.