What is off-the-job training?

28 March, 2024

The ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) define off the job training as follows.

Off-the-job training is a statutory requirement for an English apprenticeship. The provider must verify that the off-the-job training delivered to the apprentice meets the following definition:

It is training which is received by the apprentice within their practical period, during the apprentice’s normal working hours, for the purpose of achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship they are undertaking. By normal working hours we mean the hours for which the apprentice would normally be paid, excluding overtime.

We have created a document to help further explain what off the job training is and what requirements are needed. Take a look at our document here.