Apprentice Transition Plan

What is the Apprentice Transition Plan?

If you're an apprentice who has been made redundant or unemployed as a result of COVID-19 the Apprentice Transition Plan service can help you find new work or move to further learning.

The service may:

How does it work?

As well as getting help to find new opportunities you’ll work with a learning provider to reflect on the skills and experiences you’ve gained.

The transferable skills could be from your apprenticeship and other forms of learning, employment or volunteering work. We often learn these skills in an informal way, through 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.

 The transferable skills are benchmarked to give them a recognised level which you will be able to explain to a prospective employer as well as develop an understanding of skills that you may need to work on for the future. Your learning provider will help you to review all your skills and achievements and document these into a Record of Achievement which you can then use to support your applications for other jobs or for entry to other learning opportunities. 

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

You’ll get one- to-one 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? 

Youll be eligible for the Apprentice Transition Plan service if, since 1 April 2020: 

Next steps

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

Alternatively you can contact us for more information.

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Employers

If you are making an apprentice redundant, visit our For Employers area. 

If you’re looking to take on an apprentice who has been made redundant, into any job, you’ll find the Record of Achievement useful as it is a sort of quality-assured CV:

Information for Learning Providers

For information on providing the Apprenticeship Transition Plan visit our Learning Provider area.

More questions?

We've pulled together some frequently asked questions.

Who will deliver the Apprentice Transition Plan?

It will normally be delivered by the same provider that has been delivering your apprenticeship. You have an established working relationship with them, and they will have the best knowledge of your skills and experience which will help you get the most out of the service.   

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

Your provider can refer you on to another learning provider who can deliver the ATP for you. You should ask your provider to give you all the relevant information you need including records of certificated training to pass on to the new provider. Having up to date information on your achievements will make it a smoother process for you and the new provider. If you are unsure of how to proceed or are having difficulty, please contact atpsupport@sds.co.uk for help. 

How long will I be on the Apprentice Transition Plan?

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


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

How many hours will I have to do?

This will depend on the plan that is agreed with your learning provider.  As a guide, if you are able to continue with your apprenticeship qualification then you can do up to 16 hours per week. For others we envisage, on average, around 6 hours in total to complete the review of your skills and documenting these into a Record of Achievement.   

Will I be paid an allowance and/or expenses?

No. Apprentices who agree to participate in Apprentice Transition Plan Service do so on a voluntary basis. As you are unemployed, you should contact the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) immediately to check your eligibility for Universal Credit or other benefits and support. You should also check with DWP that you can participate in the Apprentice Transition Plan Service without affecting your entitlement to benefits. 

I’m worried I can’t afford to get involved. What can I do?

It may be possible for you to get support for travel costs or internet data; or help to access a device to get you involved. Speak to your learning provider to see what's available.