The Department for Education (DFE) have published statistics covering apprenticeships and traineeships from August to October 2019.
The report shows that Apprenticeship starts have decreased to 125,800 from 132,000 in quarter 1 of 2018/19, a decrease of 4.7 per cent, however, higher level (level 4 and above) apprenticeship starts increased, to 29,800 from 23,100, an increase of 29.1 per cent.
Below are the summary and key headlines from the report:
- Starts since May 2015 and May 2010 are now at 2,014,500 and 4,392,000 (respectively).
- Apprenticeship participation has increased compared to this time last year, to 562,700 from 529,900, an increase of 6.2 per cent.
- Apprenticeship achievements stand at 30,300 reported so far.
Out of 125,800 apprenticeship starts reported so far in 2019/20:
- Males account for 54.7 per cent (68,800 starts).
- Under 19s account for 32.3 per cent (40,700).
- 19 to 24-year-olds account for 29.3 per cent (36,800).
- Those aged 25 and over account for 38.4 per cent (48,300).
- Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities (BAME) represent 11.6 per cent (14,200).
- Those declaring a learning difficulty or disability (LLDD) account for 12.8 per cent (15,700).
For further information and to download the full report, please click here.