The ‘contrat de profesionalisation’ training programme is implemented in accordance with pre-defined ‘certification frameworks’. Such frameworks of professional activities and skills are included in the final qualification and describe the work situations and activities carried out, the trades or jobs targeted, the skills and knowledge, including cross-cutting skills, which should be learnt.
An ‘assessment reference framework’ is also associated to the qualifications, which defines the criteria and procedures for assessing what has been acquired. Article L6113-1 code of labour.
In practice, aapprenticeships envisage training and professional activities directly related to the final qualification (and related certification), registered in the national register of professional qualifications, that is the object of the apprenticeship contract (Article L6211-2 of the French Labour Code).