WHAT IS ‘OFF THE JOB TRAINING’?

Many employers have been concerned at the official requirements that apprentices must spend one-fifth of their employed time on "off-the-job training" in order to be considered part of the government’s Apprenticeship scheme.

Swatpro partner Jim Whittaker of Channel Training Ltd explains that this requirement need not be onerous.

When the apprentice has reached the required level, they pass through the gateway for their end-point-assessment.