School-based apprenticeships and traineeships combine work with structured training.
The training is most effective when it is designed to suit the qualification, the needs of the employer, and the needs and learning style of the school-based apprentice or trainee.
Training can be delivered using a variety of methods and in a range of environments.
Training organisations may choose to deliver training using flexible delivery methods such as:
- video link
- work books
- online self-paced learning
- an internet classroom link.
Training may be provided:
- in the workplace
- at the premises of the training organisation
- at an appropriate alternative environment.
If agreed to by the training organisation, it may be possible for training to be delivered by a qualified employer in the workplace. This type of training involves the apprentice or trainee developing the set skills as part of normal work. The training organisation supports and mentors the employer and apprentice or trainee, monitors the training delivery, and validates assessments.
The training options must be negotiated and outlined in the training plan.