20% Off the Job

What is 20% Off-the-job training?

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. 

Learner’s are given the tasks to provide various information booklets that can be used for displays or marketing. 

Learner’s can be given the role to prepare a presentation which is delivered to staff to explain various methods of observations that can be used, identifying strengths and weakness of each one.  

What is 20% Off-the-job training?

  • English and maths (up to level 2) which is funded separately,  
  • progress reviews or on-programme assessment needed for an apprenticeship framework or standard,   
  • training which takes place outside the apprentice’s paid working hours.  

We believe the importance for employers to recognise that they can learn from their apprentice too as the information they are gaining from Learn Plus Us is current and in line with requirements. 

‘I had a long chat with manager previously regarding the lack of British values being promoted/evidence in the nursery as she overheard my learner and I discussing Prevent and British Values. My learner put forward ideas regarding displaying British Values around each room’

Contact us for more details or questions regarding the 20% off the job.