Minimum Off-the-Job (MOTJ) equates to 6 hours of activity per week.

This must fall inside the apprentice's contracted hours and contribute to the provision of new knowledge and skills within their respective role.

This 6-hour allocation is the minimum commitment, but it will be bolstered with Apprenticeship-related activities such as pre-reading and course attendance, which is laid out in the apprentice's training plan and referred to as Planned Off-the-Job (POTJ).

Off-the-Job learning must be tracked using the timesheets within the Apprenticeship's e-portfolio system. This is evidence that is provided as part of the apprentice's submission to End Point Assessment (EPA).

In order for apprentices to be allowed to continue their programme, there must be evidence of learning and progression every month. 

What qualifies as OTJ evidence?

Always refer to your training plan for the planned off the job activities.

These can include:

  • Pre-course reading
  • Pre-course online learning
  • Instructor-led learning (inclusive of online and onsite) — following our Lecture, Lab, Review model.