What Is Apprenticeship Training?

Apprenticeship Training is a course of training in any industry or establishment, undergone in pursuance of a contract of apprenticeship between employer and apprentices and under prescribed terms and conditions.

Who All Are Eligible To Be Apprentices Under The Act?

Any Individual Who Has Completed 14 Years Of Age (18 Years In Case Of Hazardous Industries
Defined Under The Apprenticeship Rules), Is A Minimum Of 5th Class Pass (For Optional Trade), Is
Meeting The Standard Of Physical Fitness For The Course And Having Minimum Educational
Qualification Prescribed For A Trade Can Undergo Apprenticeship Training. Please Refer To The
Apprentices (Amendment) Act, 2014 & Rules 2019 For More Details – Both Can Be Found On The
Landing Page Of The Apprenticeship Portal – Https://Apprenticeshipindia.Org/

Who is an Apprentice?

An Apprentice Is A Person Who Has Entered Into A Contract Of Apprenticeship With The Employer For
Apprenticeship Training Under The Apprentices Act.

What is the procedure for the registration of candidates on the apprenticeship portal? How can a candidate undergo apprenticeship training?

Candidates may access the apprenticeship portal and register him/ herself for an
apprenticeship program in a sector/trade of his/her choice
• Search for potential employers and apprenticeship opportunities posted by them on the
apprenticeship portal –
• Send applications to potential employers for apprenticeship training
• Receive offer letters from establishments online and send his/her acceptance
• Sign the contract of apprenticeship with the establishment & commence the
apprenticeship program
• Candidate can go to the “Get Started” option available on the portal and follow the instructional
manual i.e. “Candidate User Manual”.

What is National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme?

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) is a new scheme of Government of India to provide financial support to establishments undertaking apprenticeship training. It was launched on19th August 2016.

What are the objectives of the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)?

To promote apprenticeship training in the country.
To provide financial support to establishments to undertake apprenticeship programs in the following ways:-
i) To support establishments, (especially MSMEs) to engage apprentices under the Apprentices Act and pay stipend to them as per prescribed rates wherein under NAPS 25% of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs. 1500/- per month per apprentice is reimbursed to such establishments by the Government of India to engage apprentices.
ii) To support the establishments, (especially MSMEs) per apprentice for a maximum of 500 hours is reimbursed to them (to be calculated @ Rs. 15/hour) /or to the Basic Training Provider engaged by them under NAPS by the Government of India.

What is Basic Training (BT)?

Basic training consists of theoretical and practical/lab instructions portion of every Apprenticeship Programme syllabi relating to a particular trade in which on-the-job training is to be imparted. Basic training is an essential component of apprenticeship training for those who have not undergone any institutional training/skill training before taking up on-the-job training/practical training. Basic Training is imparted to the fresher apprentices for acquiring a reasonable ability to handle Instruments/Machinery/Equipment independently prior to being moved to Shop Floor/Work Area for practical training / On-Job Training

What is the duration of Basic Training (BT)?

Basic Training usually accounts for 20-25% of the duration of the overall Apprenticeship Programme, but can vary depending on the specific requirement of the curriculum.

What are the kinds of Trades /Courses establishments can take up under the Apprenticeship act?

There are two categories of Trades defined under the Apprenticeship act 1961-
• Designated Trades: Those notified by the Government are referred to as” Designate
Trades” and
• Optional Trades: The other trades which are not included in the notified list of the
Designated Trades but opted as a Trade/Course to be run under the Apprentices Act by
an establishment. These are referred to as “Optional Trades”.