Completing a CMI qualification, alongside an apprenticeship, aligns on-programme delivery to the knowledge elements of the standards. This allows the apprentice to work towards a professional qualification along the way.
All the learning must be practical and based on real work situations, not just theory. Academic qualifications at level 3 and level 5, although not mandatory, could provide a framework for the development of knowledge, skills and behaviours in the workplace.
The qualification will be assessed independently and will not form part of the EPA.