Off the job learning is time spent developing knowledge and skills away from the direct pressures of the day to day role.
> It is learning and development activities issued or delivered by the provider or employer.
> If it is coaching, mentoring, shadowing or training then it is ‘Off the Job’.
>The off-the-job training must be directly relevant to the apprenticeship framework or standard
Off-the-job training can include:
> The teaching of theory (for example: lectures, role playing, simulation exercises, online learning or manufacturer training),
> Practical training: shadowing, coaching, mentoring, training, industry visits and attendance at competitions
> Learning support and time spent writing assessments/assignments.
Off-the-job training does not include:
> English and maths (up to level 2) which is funded separately
> Progress reviews or on-programme assessment needed for an apprenticeship framework or standard
> Training which takes place outside the apprentice’s paid working hours.
> CLICK HERE to download a copy of our Apprenticeship Agreement to be clear of your obligations
OTJ (Off the Job) How is it worked out?
Formulae: OTJ Hours Required = 20% of working week * (52 working weeks – Holiday entitlement in Weeks) x length of programme in weeks = OTJ Hours Required Across programme
OTJ (Off the Job) Calculator: