- the person must be employed for the purpose of learning a trade, vocation or profession
- the training given must be under a programme leading to NVQ (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority) or Scot VEC
- the salary paid must be no more than £195 per week
- Employed at a salary or in receipt of an allowance or both, which are, in total no more than £195 per week
Evidence of being an apprentice would normally come from the employer and, if necessary, from the educational establishment providing the training. The employer should confirm details of earnings.