We currently have apprentices who work for the army and may be deployed abroad for up to a year during their apprenticeship. We are planning on putting them on a break in learning during the time that they are deployed. I haven’t come across anything that states a maximum amount of time a learner could be put on a break, so I assume a year is OK? Is putting them on a break in learning the correct thing to do? I don’t know if there are any special rules for armed forces personnel (I have looked through all the funding rules and there doesn’t seem to be.