Apprenticeships Statistics – First Quarter of 2022/2023

27 January, 2023

The Department for Education (DFE) have published statistics covering apprenticeships and traineeships for the first quarter of 2022/2023 (August to October 2023).

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

Some figures for 2022/23 include:

  • Apprenticeship starts were down by 6.1% to 122,290 compared to 130,240 reported for the same period in the previous year
  • Proportion of starts supported by ASA (Apprenticeship Service Account) levy funds was 60.6% (74,100)
  • Under 19s accounted for 31.5% of starts (38,480).
  • Learner participation increased by 2.9% to 572,210 compared to 555,890 reported for the same period in the previous year.
  • Since May 2015 there have been 3,004,140 apprenticeship starts. Since May 2010 this total stands at 5,381,680.
  • Apprenticeship achievements increased by 16.7% to 30,650 compared to 26,270 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: 41.8% of starts (51,080)
  • Higher Apprenticeships: 34.4% of starts (42,060).

Higher apprenticeships continue to grow in 2022/23. Higher apprenticeship starts increased by 10.0% to 42,060 compared to 38,230 in the same period last year.

Starts at Level 6 and 7 increased by 14.0% to 22,060 in 2022/23. This represents 18.0% of all starts reported to date for 2022/23. There were 19,360 Level 6 and 7 starts in the same period last year (14.9% of starts in the same period).

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