Standards are made up of a period of training (between 12 months to 60 months), where knowledge is acquired, skills developed and practically applied. When the apprentice has reached the required level, they are entered into the gateway for their end-point-assessment. The final assessment is usually made up of professional observation, professional conversation, a synoptic project and often on-line tests. Once the end-point organisation has completed the assessments and tests then the award will be given. English and math will also be required.
Both of these require the apprentice to be employed and the teaching may be completed on the employer premises or off-site, depending on the apprenticeship requirements and employer preference.