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Off the Job Training (OTJ)

An important part of any apprenticeship is being given sufficient time to learn new knowledge and skills and develop new behaviours. The ESFA, the fund body for apprenticeships decides that this should constitute no less than 6 hours of apprentices' contracted working time.


Industry Visits

Shadowing and Mentoring

Teaching, lectures, seminars or online study

Work-based projects, e-portfolio and research

Training & attending competitions

Not Eligible:

English & Maths Level 2

Progress reviews


Training outside of working hours (unless given time in lieu)


Examples of Off The Job training activities