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 the 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 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. It does not include:
• English and maths (up to level 2) which is funded separately
• Progress reviews or on-programme assessment needed for an Apprenticeship standard
• Training which takes place outside the Apprentice’s paid working hours