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The IMI work on behalf of The Federation of Industry Sector Skills & Standards (FISSS), who are the Certificating Authority, to check, approve and produce Apprenticeship Certification for the Automotive Industry in Wales
FISSS (The Federation of Industry Sector Skills & Standards), who were formerly known as The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils, have recently been appointed as the certificating authority for Welsh Apprenticeships. FISSS have developed a new online system called ACW (Apprenticeship Certification Wales) for Welsh Apprenticeship certification which will supersede the paper based system from 2nd September 2013 onwards. This means that all Apprenticeship completion certificates must be claimed via the new ACW online system from that date onwards.
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) now work on behalf of FISSS to approve and produce Apprenticeship certification via ACW for the Automotive Industry in Wales.
To view ACW please go to the ‘see also’ section on the right hand side of this page.
If you are a Training Provider claiming an Apprenticeship completion certificate on behalf of an apprentice then you will need to register on ACW for a user name and password before you are able to register apprentices and claim certification. A manual for ACW has been created by FISSS for Training Providers and can be found under the ‘Downloads’ section on the right hand side of this page.
If you are an apprentice claiming an Apprenticeship completion certificate for yourself then you will need to go to the ACW for an application form.
For each Apprenticeship completion certificate claimed via ACW a charge of £22 will be collected by the IMI on behalf of FISSS, which will be used to cover the cost of administering the system.
Apprenticeship completion certificates will be issued within 10 working days from the date of the certificate request being received providing that the required information and evidence is correct.
When claiming an Apprenticeship completion certificate via ACW the following evidence will be required for each apprentice:
Communication certification of completion
Application of Number certificate of completion
ICT certificate of completion (if applicable for the Apprenticeship framework)
Please note: Key Skills Communication, Application of Number & ICT will be accepted for apprentices who were registered onto Key Skills before 1st September 2010 and achieved Key Skills before 1st September 2011.
ERR (Employee Rights & Responsibilities) Declaration Form – For Automotive the following rules apply:
The Apprenticeship Certificate Claim Form and the ERR Declaration Form can both be found under the ‘Downloads’ section on the right hand side of this page. Information on how to complete the two forms is explained within the documentation.
If you have any questions regarding Apprenticeship certification in Wales then please contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 1992 511 521