The Department for Education (DFE) have published statistics covering apprenticeships and traineeships for the full provisional 2019/20 academic year.
Latest figures for the provisional, full 2019/20 academic year (August 2019 to July 2020) show:
- Apprenticeship starts reported to date are 319,000
- Proportion of starts on standards was 74.7% (238,400)
- Proportion of starts supported by ASA levy funds was 68.7% (219,000)
- The proportion of starts by level was:
- Intermediate level: 31.0% (98,800)
- Advanced level: 43.6% (139,000)
- Higher level: 25.5% (81,200)
- The proportion of starts by age group was:
- 16-18: 23.7% (75,500)
- 19-24: 29.5% (94,200)
- 25 and over: 46.8% (149,300)
- The number of apprenticeship starts reported to date for July 2020 was 17,900; in July 2019, the number reported at the same point was 25,700
Of the starts reported during the period affected by Covid-19 lockdown in 2019/20:
- Learners aged 25 and over make up 62.2% of starts; this was 54.6% in the previous year.
- Intermediate apprenticeships accounted for 25.9% of starts; this was 36.4% in 2018/19.
- Higher apprenticeships accounted for 31.5% of starts; this was 17.6% in 2018/19.
- Business, Administration and Law, and Health, Public Services and Care were the dominant sector subject areas comprising 68.1% of starts in 2019/20. These were also the main sector subject areas the previous year, but they represented a smaller proportion of starts (62.3%).
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