outside of the apprentice’s normal working duties. This requirement applies to apprenticeships at all levels.
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.
Off the Job Training could include:
The teaching of theory: lectures, role play, simulation, online learning or manufacturer training
Practical training: shadowing, mentoring, industry visits and attendance at competitions
Learning support and time spend writing assessments/assignments
Induction so long as this includes actual training and skills development (eg. technical training)
Off the Job Training does not include:
English and Maths (up to Level 2) as this is funded separately
Progress reviews or on-programme assessment
Training which takes place outside the apprentice’s paid working hours
For further information please go to the Government website here