Apprentice Transition Plan

What is the Apprentice Transition Plan?

If you're a Modern Apprentice who has been made redundant or unemployed, the Apprentice Transition Plan service can help you find new work or move to further learning. 

The Apprentice Transition Plan can: 

  • support you to complete your qualification, if you are close to completion 
  • provide an official and quality-assured record of your skills and qualifications to boost applications for jobs or further learning
  • help with your CV and preparing for interviews 
  • help you plan for further learning or employment 

How does it work?

The Apprentice Transition Plan is a free one-to-one service. Any Modern Apprentice who has been made redundant or unemployed since April 2020 can benefit, even if you have gone on to find work. 

You'll get help to find new opportunities and you’ll work with a learning provider to identify all the skills and experiences you’ve gained. 

We often learn skills in an informal way, through learning, our everyday work and experience. These transferable skills can be important when applying for a job as they can demonstrate how you can transfer what you have learned from one situation to another. 

Record of Achievement

With help from your learning provider you’ll develop a Record of Achievement, which has a complete record of all the skills and qualifications you have to date. 

Your Record of Achievement is like a quality-assured CV and will include: 

  • a record of all certified learning gained in the apprenticeship 
  • a Technical skills statement of competence for non-certified learning 
  • a benchmark statement for your transferable skills 

You’ll get guidance and support to help you take the next steps in your career or learning goals, complete with an up to date record of your certificated learning and credentials to give you the best chance of success.   

Are you eligible? 

You’ll be eligible for the Apprentice Transition Plan service if you're a Modern Apprentice and, since 1 April 2020:   

  • you have been made redundant as a result of the economic downturn or
  • you are unemployed because your employer ceased to trade or was unable to continue employing you due to a lack of work

Next steps

Speak to your learning provider who can help you to decide if the Apprenticeship Transition Plan is the best option for you.

Or you can contact us for more information.

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Visit our area for employers to understand the benefits of the Apprentice Transition Plan to businesses looking to employ an apprentice who has been made redundant or supporting an apprentice being made redundant. 

If you’re looking to take on an apprentice who has been made redundant, into any job, the Record of Achievement supports a CV. It contains: 

  • quality-assured evidence of an apprentice’s training and qualifications  
  • a complete record of a job applicant’s skills and achievements

A Record of Achievement supports the recruitment process as it helps employers to understand accurately a candidate’s skills and abilities.

Information for Learning Providers

For information on providing the Apprenticeship Transition Plan, please visit our Learning Providers area.

More questions?

We've pulled together some frequently asked questions.

Who will deliver my Apprentice Transition Plan?

The same provider that has been delivering your apprenticeship usually delivers your Apprentice Transition Plan. You have a working relationship with them and they know about your skills and experience. This will help you get the most out of the service. 

Who do I contact if my learning provider can't deliver the service?

Please contact for help. 

You should ask your provider to give you all the relevant information you need, including records of certificated training so you have an up-to-date record of your achievements.

How long will it take to do an Apprentice Transition Plan?

This will depend on the plan that you agree with your learning provider and how quickly you want to complete it.  

Most apprentices will complete their plan after having a few discussions with their learning provider and completing activities within the agreed plan. This can be over the course of a few weeks and up to a maximum of 12 weeks.  

For example, it would take around six hours in total to complete the review of your skills and document these into a Record of Achievement.    

For apprentices who are eligible to complete their apprenticeship either in part or in full, we expect you will complete the full process within 26 weeks.   

Is there any additional support or funding?

You could get additional support for travel costs, internet data, help to access a device or help with additional support needs. 

Please speak to your learning provider to see what’s available. 

Can I talk to a careers adviser?

Yes, our careers advisers all over Scotland are here to help you. If you’re an apprentice and you’ve been made redundant, we can offer you support and help you find another employer to complete your training.

Find your nearest careers centre where you can speak to an adviser (link opens in our My World of Work website)