BREAKS IN LEARNING
Am I eligible to do a short course when put on a break in learning?
If I did get an apprenticeship in the current climate when would I be starting?
You would need to talk to your employer and your training provider about this. Ultimately, it’s down to your employer as they pay your wages.
What if I must care for relatives and therefore can’t complete my work?
In the first instance discuss your caring responsibilities with your line manager and make sure that you don’t struggle and cope alone. You may still be able to continue your apprenticeship learning at home if your training provider can accommodate this through online or distance learning. If you feel you need it, you might also be able to take a short break in learning which doesn’t affect when you complete your apprenticeship.
What if I need to take a break in learning?
Please speak to your employer and training provider as soon as possible. They will be able to discuss all your options and support you to make the best decision. If a break in learning is required, your employer and training provider can help you to re-plan your end date if needed and agree when learning can start again. See answer to ‘Am I eligible to do a short course when put on a break in learning’ for further details.
What is a break in learning?
A break in learning involves ‘pausing’ an apprenticeship when there is an unplanned disruption to learning. There are many reasons for pausing and, if planned properly, it doesn’t have to affect successful completion of your apprenticeship.
Will I still get paid if I am furloughed?
Can I continue with my apprenticeship?
For many apprentices, it will be entirely possible to continue your apprenticeship, even if you are working from home, but will depend on your circumstances. You will need to discuss this with your line manager and your training provider.