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What is 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.Learners must complete 20% of ‘off the job training’ towards their qualification.

This does not include; English, Maths, progress reviews, on programme assessment, or training which takes place outside the apprentice’s paid working hours.

Example Activities

  • Lectures
  • Role-playing
  • Simulation exercises
  • Online learning       
  • Manufacturer Training
  • Practical Training
  • Mentoring
  • Shadowing
  • Industry Visits
  • Attendance at Shows/Conferences/Competitions
  • Writing Assignments/Assessments

1  Department for Education, Apprenticeship off-the-job training, June 2017