Apprenticeships have been designed to be responsive to changes in apprentices’ circumstances, for example during a period of illness. If you need to self-isolate, contact us and your employer about the best way to continue with your apprenticeship. The appropriate steps will be agreed based on your and your employer’s situation.
If you are no longer able to work, but have not been made redundant (if you are furloughed), you can continue your apprenticeship provided you are still in paid employment. If this happens please get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Apprentices may be entitled to access Universal Credit during a period of unpaid leave. They may also have access to Universal Credit even if they were working and being paid. Being laid off or on a lesser number of hours could increase the rate of Universal Credit entitlement. Apprentices on unpaid leave may also be eligible for other benefits.