Off-the-job training is defined as learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of an apprenticeship. This can include training that is delivered at the apprentice’s normal place of work but must not be delivered as part of their normal working duties.
- The off-the-job training must be directly relevant to the apprenticeship framework or standard and could include the following.
- The teaching of theory (for example: lectures, role playing, simulation exercises, online learning or manufacturer training),
- Practical training: shadowing, mentoring, industry visits and attendance at competitions,
- Learning support and time spent writing assessments/assignments.
We will provide practical ideas and solutions to each employer to ensure that the 20% off-the-job can be clearly evidenced and is of value to the employer and the apprentice.