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Posted By Apprenticeships Directory on 13/09/2018 in Apprenticeship Sector News Stories

Apprenticeship starts Released 13th Sept.

Apprenticeship starts  Released 13th Sept.

There have been 341,700 apprenticeship starts reported to date between August 2017 and June 2018 fo rthe 2017/18 academic year. This compares to 472,500 and 458,500 starts reported in the equivalent to  2016/17 and 2015/16 respectively

Quarterly apprenticeship starts data, as shown in Figure 2 provide a more robust basis than monthly starts for interpreting how figures relate to historical trends. Figure 2 shows quarterly apprenticeship starts from the fourth quarter of the 2014/15 academic year onwards, along with the latest quarterly starts figures fo  rthe current academic year and cumulative starts, as published in the Apprenticeships and traineeships release: July 2018 statistics publication. Also shown are the first reported starts in each quarter (i.e. the figures that were initially published and then were subsequently finalised) showing how much first reported figures are subsequently revised. The next update to these quarterly statistics will be the finalised 2017/18 full academic year figures published in November 2018.+

Figure 2 highlights that apprenticeship starts in quarter three of 2016/17 (just before the introduction of the apprenticeship levy) were much larger than in 2015/16 (173,800 vs 118,800). Additionally, starts in quarter four of 2016/17 after the introduction of the apprenticeship levy decreased to 48,000 compared to the same period in 2015/16 (117,800) and 2014/15 (115,300).

This publication provides headline official statistics on the use of the apprenticeship service. These include apprenticeship service account registrations (ASAs) and numbers of commitments (reported to July 2018), where an apprentice who is expected to go on to start has been recorded in the system.

Additionally, monthly apprenticeship starts information for the first 11 months of the 2017 to 2018 academic year are also presented (reported to June 2018).

For more further education (FE) statistics, please refer to the FE and skills statistics publication, and the FE data library.

We may adjust the content and timing of these statistics, depending on user feedback and data reporting.

Further education statistical dissemination team

Matthew Rolfe
Department for Education 
2 St Paul’s Place 
125 Norfolk Street
S1 2FJ


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