There are a few key differences:
  1. With the Apprenticeship there is an equal focus on the development of skills and behaviours rather than just focusing on the attainment of technical knowledge.
  2. To achieve the Apprenticeship the apprentice will also need to complete an end point assessment to show they have learned and applied the full range of knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the Apprenticeship standard. This will involve writing a 4,000 word project report to reflect the apprentice’s recent and relevant professional work experience.
  3. On an Apprenticeship scheme, 20% of the apprentice’s working time must be spent in training and development, such as professional qualification study, shadowing, mentoring, 1-2-1s and technical training.