Q21. If the scheme is implemented via specific apprenticeship programme, what is its duration?
In the case of apprenticeship for Research activities and apprenticeship for regulated professions, duration is set within the Individual Training Plan and it is not necessarily linked to the duration of the learning pathway, as the object of the contract might be the possibility to carry out a research activity and not necessarily the earning of a specific qualification.
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
The minimum and maximum duration of apprenticeship is defined:
- the minimum as no less than 6 months (art. 42 c.2 Leg. Decr. 81/2015);
- the maximum duration as ranging from 1 year to 3 years depending on the final qualification (art. 4 c.1 Inter-ministerial Decree of 12 October 2015).
- Research apprenticeships: duration is defined in the Individual training plan and is not linked to the acquisition of the formal qualification;
- Apprenticeship enabling access to regulated professions: duration varies according to the requirements set up for accessing single professions, as determined by their representative bodies and professional orders.
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
The distinction between training time and working time emerges from the Individual Training Plan, as a result of a requirement set by law. Art. 6 of the interministerial decree of 15 October 2015, laying down standards and general criteria for apprenticeship pathways, sets out the maximum share of external training (in the HE institution) that cannot exceed 60% of the total time. With the aim of calculating the time amount, it is agreed by law to refer to the University Credit Unit (CFU) system.
This distinction is essential as the employer will remunerate internal training 10 % than the ordinary working time.