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Off-The-Job Training

Off-the-job training is a statutory requirement for an English apprenticeship and is training received by the apprentice, during the apprentice's normal working hours, for the purpose of achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in their apprenticeship standard. By normal working hours we mean paid hours excluding overtime. Any training completed outside of the apprentices contracted working hours will not be counted.

It is not on-the-job training which is training received by the apprentice for the sole purpose of enabling the apprentice to perform the work for which they have been employed. By this we mean training that does not specifically link to the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the apprenticeship.

Off-the-job training was developed in order to ensure that apprentices are actively learning and working to attain the required knowledge and skills within their sector while enrolled in their placement program.