Accountability Statement: means the “Apprenticeship Accountability Statement” published by the Department for Education which sets out the roles and responsibilities of the various regulatory bodies responsible for regulating Apprenticeships a copy of which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-accountability-statement
Applicable Laws: means all applicable laws, legislation, statutes, statutory instruments, regulations, edicts, by-laws or directions or guidance from government or governmental agencies which have the force of law whether local, national or otherwise existing from time to time and Law shall mean any one of them.
Apprentice: means a person who works under an Apprenticeship Agreement entered into with the Employer.
Apprenticeship Programme: means a programme of Training provided by the Training Provider in accordance with this Agreement.
Approved Apprenticeship Standard: has the meaning given in Section A1 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009.
Business Day: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England when banks in London are open for business.
Business Hours: the period from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on any Business Day.
Data: means all designs, models, drawings, prints, samples, transparencies, specifications, reports, manuscripts, documentation, manual, photographs, negatives, tapes and/or discs whether belonging to the Employer, supplied by the Employer to the Training Provider for the performance of the Services.
Employer’s Digital Account: the part of the ESFA’s apprenticeship service which shows the amount of Funding available to the Employer to spend on Training of Apprentices and information associated with this spend.
End-Point Assessment (EPA): the assessment (and any resits of that assessment) of the Apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours carried out by an End-Point Assessment Organisation at the end of the Training to confirm that the Apprentice has met the requirements of any relevant Approved Apprenticeship Standard.
End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO): means any organisation on the Register of End-Point Assessment Organisations which is selected by the Employer and contracted by the Training Provider to carry out End-Point Assessment.
ESFA: means the Secretary of State for Education, acting through the Educations and Skills Funding Agency, an executive agency of the Department for Education, whose principal address is at Cheylesmore House, Quinton Road, Coventry, CV1 2WT
Funding Rules: the Apprenticeship Funding and Performance Management Rules for Training Providers and, where applicable, the Apprenticeship
Funding: Rules for Employer-Providers, both as revised and amended from time to time and available at: https://www.gov.uk/ government/publications/apprenticeship-funding-and- per-formance-management-rules
Good Industry Practice: means standards, practices, methods and procedures conforming to the Law and the exercise of the degree of care, skill, diligence, prudence, efficiency, foresight and timeliness which would be reasonably and ordinarily expected at such time from a skilled and experienced body engaged within the relevant industry or business sector.
Ofsted: means the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD or such other statutory or non-statutory body responsible for carrying out its functions from time to time (including but not limited to the regulation of the further education sector, teacher training in the higher education sector and all matters assigned to it under the Accountability Statement)
Services: the provision of training services in respect of the Apprenticeship Programmes, as further detailed in this Agreement or an agreed Plan of Delivery.
Training: means the delivery of training and on- programme assessment by the Training Provider to one or more Apprentices.
VAT: value added tax chargeable under the Value Added Tax Act 1994.