Apprenticeships Statistics – August 2022 to April 2023

25 July, 2023

The Department for Education (DFE) have published statistics covering apprenticeships and traineeships for August 2022 to April 2023.

These statistics include provisional information on all age (16+) apprenticeships starts, achievements and participation in England for the first three quarters of the 2022/23 academic year.

Some figures for 2022/23 include:

  • Apprenticeship starts were down by 4.6% to 275,630 compared to 288,800 reported for the same period in the previous year.
  • Proportion of starts supported by ASA (Apprenticeship Service Account) levy funds was 67.0% (184,570)
  • Under 19s accounted for 24.8% of starts (68,290).
  • Learner participation increased by 1.6% to 703,670 compared to 692,920 reported for the same period in the previous year.
  • Since May 2015 there have been 3,157,480 apprenticeship starts. Since May 2010 this total stands at 5,535,020,
  • Apprenticeship achievements increased by 20.1% to 105,600 compared to 87,920 reported for the same period in the previous year. Please note: COVID-19 restrictions and assessment flexibilities affected the timing of achievements, therefore care must be taken when comparing achievements between years as some achievements expected in a given academic year may have been delayed to the subsequent year.

The proportion of starts by level was:

  • Advanced Apprenticeships: 43.2% of starts (119,170)
  • Higher Apprenticeships: 34% of starts (93,970)

Starts at Level 6 and 7 increased by 9.3% to 41,340 in 2022/23. This represents 15.0% of all starts reported to date for 2022/23. There were 37,810 Level 6 and 7 starts in the same period last year (13.1% of starts in the same period).

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