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COVID-19 FAQs for Foundation Apprentices

We've pulled together some of the most common questions about the impact of COVID-19 on Foundation Apprenticeships.


How do I contact my careers adviser? 

Although your local careers centre is currently closed in line with the government COVID-19 advice, you can still get careers advice.  

Careers advisers are available over the phone or online. If you want to speak to your school careers adviser, you can call your local centre and ask for them by name.  

Call your local careers centre or visit myworldofwork.co.uk

How do I find out if my apprenticeship is affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

We understand that many apprentices are feeling unsettled at the moment and you’ll be worried about not being able to attend your placement or school.  

We advise contacting your learning provider (college or training centre). They’ll let you know of any changes to the delivery of your apprenticeship and academic study. They’ll also have information about any learning or work you can access online or remotely and how you can use this time to continue to progress through your apprenticeship. You should also get in touch with your school.


Will I be able to complete my qualification?

We're working with SQA and other awarding bodies to support their guidance for individuals and learning providers to ensure that the effects of disruption are minimised and that wherever possible, apprentices and learners are not negatively impacted in the long term.

SQA are posting frequent updates for learners on their website.

We will update with further information specific to apprenticeships as soon as this is available.

In the meantime, Foundation Apprentices or their parents should follow school guidance for questions related to work placements, colleges or learning providers.

I’m not able to complete my apprenticeship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Will I be able to complete it at a later date?

Depending on your apprenticeship and learning provider, you might be able to complete your learning in a different way such as online. This should be discussed with your school and learning provider.  

If you can’t access your learning through different methods such as online, then you might be able to resume your learning at a later date.