Just go on your sim and pick a plane similar to the Apprentice. In Realflight 3.5 I used the Electristar, I think. Then pick a flying sight with a runway and some landmarks that help you tell which way your viewpoint is, as the hardest part of the sim, other than no pucker factor, is no peripheral vision. Also, put in some wind and turbulence. Then just fly a racetrack pattern doing touch and goes forever.
When I got my apprentice, the club president took it off for me, I got some stick time in the air then he landed it, once. I went to the sim and did the aforementioned excercise for weeks, then next time I went to the field, I was able to fly myself, takeoff, landing, etc.
With your helo skills should be no prob. Taking off is the easy part. Just setting up the approach and landing I think will be the new thing for you. Have a designated runway area, don't just takeoff without planning where your approach and landing will be.