Current funding rules 34.3:
P34. Off-the-job training does not include:
34.1 training to acquire skills, knowledge and behaviours that are not required in the standard or framework;
34.2 progress reviews or on-programme assessment required for an apprenticeship framework or standard;
34.3 training which takes place outside the apprentice’s paid hours
No but as ‘homework’ is outside of their working hours
From ‘Apprenticeship off-the-job training’ Department for Education Policy document
The off-the-job training is an essential part of an apprenticeship and therefore must take place during employed time. If training must, by exception, take place in an evening, or outside of contracted hours, we would expect this to be recognised (for example, through time off in lieu).
We recognise that some apprentices may wish to undertake study or training outside of their working hours, however training undertaken outside paid employment (and therefore outside the apprenticeship) cannot be counted towards meeting the 20% requirement.