We like to look at Off the Job training in a different way. It is time spent in learning or practicing new skills which form part of our everyday development and continual learning.
‘Off the Job’ doesn’t have to be physically off the job as we constantly encounter new skills and projects in our daily working lives. However, we need to harness these learning processes and recognise that these are a part of our continual training.
We therefore aim to deliver this in a variety of ways including:
- Skills workshops
- Practicing new skills
- One to ones
- Job swapping
- Project work
- Additional or increased responsibilities
- Distance learning
We plan the majority of tasks in advance with the employer, looking at key milestones for the business, but we can adapt very quickly to meet the immediate needs of the employer and learner. For example, we have recently worked with an employer to develop their Professional Development process. We trained the relevant members of the team on how to do this and worked to ensure this fitted in with their team leading apprenticeship.