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Pause or stop an apprenticeship because of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Training providers can find out how to record coronavirus related breaks in learning in the ILR. You can view all coronavirus articles for the apprenticeship service.

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

  • Add apprentices and view information
  • Accept agreements, view information and manage PAYE schemes, organisations, apprentices and team members

Pausing an apprenticeship

If an apprentice cannot attend apprenticeship training for more than 4 weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak, you must pause their apprenticeship. This could be because:

  • the training provider cannot deliver apprenticeship training 
  • an apprentice cannot attend work or training

When the apprentice, employer and training provider are ready to resume the apprenticeship, you can resume it in your apprenticeship service account.

Stopping an apprenticeship

Only stop the apprenticeship if the apprentice will not return to apprenticeship training. You will not be able to resume an apprenticeship in the apprenticeship service after it’s stopped.

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