Off-the-job Training

The importance of off-the-job training

You will dedicate around 20% of your working hours to your learning and development. This equates to around one day a week. The minimum amount of time spent must be 6 hours a week (for those working 30 hours a week or more).

Apprentices who started their programmes before August 2022 are required to complete a minimum of 20% of their working hours on off the job training.

What is off-the-job training?

This is any new learning that occurs within your working hours that relates to the apprenticeship standard which you are studying.

What counts as off-the-job training?

  • Shadowing other staff/departments
  • Conferences, training courses, webinars
  • Workshops/seminars
  • Meetings/mentoring
  • Working on new projects, learning new skills

What doesn’t count as off-the-job training?

  • Maths and English classes

  • Progress reviews
  • Training that takes place outside of work hours

Where is this logged?

OneFile will calculate how many hours of OTJT you need to complete by the end of your Apprenticeship. You can log activity through your Timesheet or Learning Journal. We will monitor this throughout the program and work with you and your line manager to ensure you meet the requirement.