Data set from Apprenticeships

Historical series - Starts, Participation by Age, Level, SSA

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Historical data back to 2002/03 for apprenticeship starts by age, level and sector subject area.

Academic Years: 2002/03 to 2022/23 (full academic years).

Indicator: Starts, Participation

Filters: Age group, Level, Sector subject area (tier 1)

Data set details

Further education
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Participation
  • Starts
  • Age group
  • Apprenticeship level
  • Sector subject area (tier 1)
Time period
2002/03 to 2022/23

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
200203Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandIntermediate ApprenticeshipUnder 19Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care2220z
200203Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandIntermediate Apprenticeship19-24Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care730z
200203Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandIntermediate Apprenticeship25+Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Carezz
200203Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandIntermediate ApprenticeshipTotalAgriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care2940z
200203Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAdvanced ApprenticeshipUnder 19Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care230z

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_summaryAge group
apps_levelApprenticeship level
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)


  1. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  2. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  3. Total starts are the count of apprenticeships started at any point during the stated academic period. Learners starting more than one Apprenticeship will appear more than once.
  4. Data prior to 2014/15 adapted from previously published <a href=";wdOrigin=BROWSELINK">Level, SSA and data framework tool</a> for starts and <a href=";wdOrigin=BROWSELINK">apprenticeships-participation-by-level-age</a> for participation- click link for detailed footnotes. Data from 2014/15 onwards extracted from ILR database. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 except for Grand Totals for starts and all data for participation prior to 2014/15, which are rounded to 100.

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