At A Glance: Government Statistical First Release 14th October

Provisional data for the full 2014/15 academic year shows:
(NB 2013/14 figures shown in brackets for comparison)

  • 872,300 (851,500) learners participated on an Apprenticeship
  • 492,700 (440,400) Apprenticeship starts. Of these there were 294,400 at intermediate level; 179,000 at advanced level and 19,300 at higher level. 124,400 Apprentices were aged under 19 and 368,300 aged 19 and over
  • 17,720 (16,530) Apprenticeship starts in Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Halton and Wirral
  • 245,300 Apprenticeship frameworks achieved. Of these there were 151,300 at intermediate level; 90,000 at advanced level and 4,000 at higher level.
  • 25.1% (27.1%) of Apprenticeship starts were aged under 19; 32.1% (36.1%) were aged 19 to 24; and 42.7% (36.7%) were aged 25+
  • 161,800 starts for which a payment was made through the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE 16 to 24) scheme between February 2012 and July 2015.
  • 53.1% (52.9%) Apprenticeship starts were female; 46.9% (47.1%) were male
  • 8.7% (8.7%) Apprenticeship starts had a learning difficulty/disability
  • 10.6% (10.2%) Apprenticeship starts were of a Black or Minority Ethnic background (including Mixed, Asian, Black and Other Ethnic Group learners)
  • 400 starts on Apprenticeships standards (previously known as Trailblazers)
  • 41,840 (40,080) workplaces in the North West employ apprentices
  • 19,200 (10,400) Traineeship starts, of which 11,600 (7000) were aged under 19 and 7,600 (3400) were aged 19 to 24
  • 73,300 (59,100) learners with a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan of which 68,800 (56,400) were participating at Level 3 and 4,600 (2700) at Level 4+.

Further details:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/467747/SFR_commentary_October_2015.pdf

Statistical data sets – FE data library