To attract government funding an apprenticeship must meet the requirements of a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. This is defined as learning, which is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment but within an apprentice’s paid hours 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. To count, the apprentices must not be undertaking their normal day-to-day duties and that their time is being spent in some form of training or development relevant to the Apprenticeship standard they are completing.
Examples of what can be included in the off the job training?
Examples of what it does not include:
Guidance documents are issued regularly by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and can be found on this link.