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Off the job training

What is off the job training?

All learners enrolled on an apprenticeship with Way2Work will be required to spend at least 6 hours per week of their contracted hours completing off the job training activities, if they are completing a full-time apprenticeship.

This is required by the government and is part of the apprenticeship funding rules. It must be completed during the working day.

Off the job training is defined as training which takes place outside of the normal day to day working environment which works towards achieving the Apprenticeship Standard.

This can include training that is delivered in your workplace but must not be part of your normal working duties. 

Off the job training is calculated over the whole period of the apprenticeship and so the weekly hours can be varied as long as the overall 6 hours a week is achieved, for a full time apprenticeship, prior to the end of your programme.
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You must keep a record of all off the job training activities on your e-portfolio ‘OneFile’. This needs to be updated weekly to reflect what you have done or learnt to further develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours off the job. This document is called your learner journal.

  • Attending workshops/classes and learning sessions
  • Coaching
  • Independent research
  • In-house training
  • Shadowing
  • Industry visits
  • Mentoring
  • Supervision with employer
  • Writing assignments
  • Online learning
  • Inset training days
  • Manufacturer training
  • Role play
  • Simulation exercises
  • Team meetings that include training
  • Completion of reflective journal
  • English and Maths functional skills
  • Training that doesn’t work towards the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the Apprenticeship
  • Training that takes place outside of the Apprentices paid working hours
  • Progress learner reviews
  • On programme assessments
  • Workplace induction