Off-the-job Training

The importance of off-the-job training

It is a funding requirement that apprentices need to dedicate 20% of their working hours to their learning and development, this equates to around one day per week. This doesn’t mean that you get a day off each week, but you do need to be undertaking new learning.

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 this requirement.