What is 20% off-the-job training?
One of the key elements of an apprenticeship requires employers to give all apprentices at least 20% of their total working hours for "off-the-job" learning.
This is defined as "learning" which is undertaken outside of the normal day-today working environment and leads towards the achievement of an apprenticeship.
This can include training that is delivered at the apprentice's normal place of work but must not be delivered as part of their "normal working duties".
Learners will need to record the off-the-job hours using the time log section within smart assessor, being undertaken and homework conducted in a learner's own time does not count towards the 20% off-the-job hours, it is vital that learners agree a plan to enable them to reach the average hours required each week calculated by taking 20% of their contacted weekly hours, times by the number of weeks (minus holiday entitlement) of the course.