A framework sets out the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to carry out a job. There are more than 80 frameworks, covering a huge range of jobs. Each framework is put together by a sector skills council, working closely with employers. Frameworks will cover:
- The relevant SCQF/MA level or an alternative competency based qualification
- The core skills included
- Details of any industry-specific training
A framework is at the heart of each Modern Apprenticeship programme offered by a training provider.