The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funding rules describe that ‘off-the-job training is training received by the apprentice, during the apprentice’s paid hours, for the purpose of achieving their apprenticeship. It is not training delivered for the sole purpose of enabling the apprentice to perform the work for which they have been employed.’
It is learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working routine and contributes to the achievement of an apprenticeship. It can be delivered at the apprentice’s normal place of work or off-site.
Off the job training includes ‘the teaching of theory, practical training, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, and attendance at competitions, learning support and time spent writing assessments/assignments.’