All apprentices, regardless of age and experience, must have time at work to learn, develop and practise their new skills. This approach is supported by the 70:20:10 model of adult learning.
All apprenticeship programmes require all apprentices to demonstrate that they receive at least six hours per week of off-the-job learning during their apprenticeship.
The term ‘off-the-job’ learning sometimes causes some confusion and consternation with managers, wondering how they will manage their service when staff members will be regularly attending training courses.
The purpose of this guide is to explode the myths around the 'six hours per week' learning requirement and provide clear, common sense suggestions to enable apprentices to learn new skills and apply them in practice.