The government plans to legally protect apprenticeships, so the term cannot be abused. Under the plans, unauthorised use of the term would be illegal, as is already the case for the use of the term degree.
To legally describe training as an apprenticeship, schemes would have to provide at least a year’s training and meet other requirements. The measures will be part of the government’s Enterprise Bill.
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