Apprenticeships Statistics – First Two Quarters of 2022/2023

31 March, 2023

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

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

Some figures for 2022/23 include:

  • Apprenticeship starts were down by 4.1% to 195,600 compared to 203,990 reported for the same period in the previous year
  • Proportion of starts supported by ASA (Apprenticeship Service Account) levy funds was 63.0% (123,310)
  • Under 19s accounted for 28.4% of starts (55,580).
  • Learner participation increased by 2.3% to 636,960 compared to 622,350 reported for the same period in the previous year.
  • Since May 2015 there have been 3,077,450 apprenticeship starts. Since May 2010 this total stands at 5,454,990.
  • Apprenticeship achievements increased by 21.8% to 62,030 compared to 50,920 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: 43.3% of starts (84,650)
  • Higher Apprenticeships: 33.2% of starts (64,890).

Higher apprenticeships continue to grow in 2022/23. Higher apprenticeship starts increased by 7.1% to 64,890 compared to 60,570 in the same period last year.

Starts at Level 6 and 7 increased by 11.1% to 30,710 in 2022/23. This represents 15.7% of all starts reported to date for 2022/23. There were 27,630 Level 6 and 7 starts in the same period last year (13.5% of starts in the same period).

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