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Pause or stop an apprenticeship

You can only pause or stop an apprenticeship if you have one of the following types of permission in the organisation’s apprenticeship account:

  • able to make changes
  • full access

Pausing an apprenticeship

You should pause an apprenticeship when you need to:

  • record a break in learning (including a change in circumstances) 
  • freeze future payments to a training provider for a period of time

If you pause an apprenticeship incorrectly, we will backdate any payments to your training provider. You must cancel the pause and the training provider must submit their Individualised Learner Record (ILR).

Stopping an apprenticeship

You should stop an apprenticeship when you need to:

  • change the training provider during the course
  • change the employer during the course
  • cancel the apprenticeship
  • cancel all future payments

You must tell your training provider before you make any changes, so they can record them in their ILR.

You must not stop an apprenticeship that is completed.

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