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The benefits of developing talent

To develop your business you need to develop the skills of your workforce. Apprenticeships and NVQs allow you to recruit people and train them specifically for the needs of your business as well as upskilling existing staff to help your business prosper. Geason become an extension to your business and together we design and deliver the programmes you need for the people who need it. Most of our training is delivered on site to ensure minimum disruption with the essential off the job training conveniently located.

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Funding advice that maximises your ROI

Our core objective is to deliver outstanding results while maximising the return on investment. Our team of experts will help you manage your CITB and Apprenticeship Levy and deliver best value from all of your funding opportunities. As the preferred training partner for many of our customers, Geason is in the business of offering progressive learning and development that pays its way.

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Our Flexible Delivery System really works

Our trainers operate all over the UK on customer sites as well as at our Geason Academy. This flexible approach allows your employees to learn 24/7 and commence programmes at any time of the year. With long-term industry experience and dedicated, professional enthusiasts behind all our operations, Geason is focused on delivering real and tangible results that leave your employees feeling more valued with increased loyalty and commitment.

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20% off the job training

What Is It?

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-to-day 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.”

This can include the following:

  • The teaching of theory (for example, skills development sessions, masterclasses, role playing, simulation exercises, online learning, manufacturer training).
  • Practical training
  • Time spent writing assessments and assignments
  • Learning support
  • Shadowing and mentoring
  • Industry visits and attendance at exhibitions
  • Online blended learning

Off-the-job training does not include:

  • English and maths (up to level 2)
  • Progress reviews or on-programme assessment required for an apprenticeship framework or standard (i.e. assessor/skills coach meetings)
  • Training which takes place outside the apprentice’s paid working hours

Doing the Maths – How To Calculate The 20%

When calculating the 20% off-the-job, we take the following approach:

  • Work out the total working hours for the apprentice.(This should exclude annual leave entitlement and bank holidays.)
  • Calculate 20% of the total working hours across the planned duration of the programme:

Each of our programmes have a different number of face-to-face training days. We subtract these from the total to give a suggested number of hours of workplace off-the-job study each week.

The remainder will be completed in the workplace, but away from immediate pressures of the day job.

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Useful Resources

Employer Handbook

As part of our commitment to our partnership with the employers we work with, we have developed a handbook to make sure that you have all the information you need about Geason and the training your employees will be undertaking. 

Stay Safe 

Our aim is to safeguard all our learners to make sure that we help you to achieve your full potential whilst on your Apprenticeship Programme. Our Stay Safe booklet offers information on Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Prevent, British Values, Equality & Diversity and are a great resource for both our employers and learners. 

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number of clients791number of clients
apprentices on programmes685apprentices on programmes
NVQ learners on programmes929NVQ learners on programmes

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