20% Off-the-Job Explained

Posted: Tuesday, 14 July 2020 @ 15:03

As part of an Apprenticeship, Learners and their Employers have to commit to 20% off-the-job training. 

The 20% is required by the government to meet funding rules set out by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and Ofsted. Prior to rolling out apprenticeship programmes many employers have concerns as to how they can meet this threshold. However potential learners could be performing tasks that already contribute to time spent off the job without even knowing.

The 20% is learning undertaken outside an individual learners job role. This includes:

  • Visits with their Assessor
  • Appraisals and Job Reviews
  • Team Meetings
  • Online Training webinars

Intec provide support to both learners and employers, helping them to meet this minimum threshold. As part of the Initial Assessment, which we conduct with all our learners prior to enrolling them on to a programme, we plan where this time spent off-the-job will come from.

Download our 20% Off-The-Job Training Guide to find out more.