What is 20% off-the-job training?
Off-the-job training is defined as any activity that is not part of an apprentice’s day-to-day role which supports their apprenticeship training.
Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of an apprentice’s normal working hours. This is a requirement for all apprenticeships and gives the apprentice dedicated time to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required by the programme.
Most off-the-job training occurs naturally from the programme and does not need to be completed off site or in large blocks of time. Lifetime helps employers, managers and learners understand and identify the activities that count towards off-the-job training.