Training your apprentices and your commitment

During their apprenticeship, your apprentice will receive two different types of training.

‘Off-the-job’ training is delivered by a training provider during your apprentice’s normal working hours.

This training will teach your apprentice the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the apprenticeship standard so they can achieve occupational competence.

‘On-the-job’ training will be delivered by you, as the employer. You will need to give your apprentice training and supervision to help them perform the job you’ve hired them for.

Off-the-job training

Apprentices must spend at least 20% of their working hours completing off-the-job training.

It can be flexible and does not have to mean 1 day out of the workplace every week.

For example, training could take place:

  • online
  • at the apprentice’s place of work
  • at a college or university or with a training provider

Or it could be a combination of these options.

The frequency can vary, for example:

  • 1 day a week
  • part of a working day
  • blocks of time

At present, Brighter Horizons training offer remote teaching sessions

Level 2 – Early Years Practitioner Monday 9.30am – 1.30pm

Level 3 – Early Years Educator every other Friday 9.30am – 1.30pm

You can agree a suitable training schedule to suit the needs of your business with your training provider.