Data set from Apprenticeships and traineeships

Subjects and levels - standards and frameworks

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Time series of apprenticeship starts, achievements and enrolments by individual framework/standard and learner demographic details.

Academic year: 2015/16 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Achievements, Enrolments

Filters: Framework/Standard name (with ST code), Detailed level, Sector subject area (tier 1), Learner characteristics group (BAME flag, LLDD flag, Age group, Gender)

Data set details

Further education
Apprenticeships and traineeships
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Achievements
  • Enrolments
  • Starts
  • Detailed Apprenticeship Level
  • Framework / Standard Name (with ST code)
  • Learner Characteristic
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge19-242Able Seafarer (Deck)-ST0274Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies~0~
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge19-242Able Seafarer (Deck)-ST0274Total~0~
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge19-242AccountancyBusiness, Administration and Law11408502100
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge19-242AccountancyTotal11408502100
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge19-242Active Leisure and LearningLeisure, Travel and Tourism228013904150

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 7 variables
Variable nameVariable description
apps_level_detailedDetailed Apprenticeship Level
learner_characteristicLearner Characteristic
ssa_t1_descSector Subject Area (tier 1)


  1. Total achievements are the count of Apprenticeships achieved at any point during the stated academic period. Learners achieving more than one Apprenticeship will appear more than once.
  2. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme
  3. Frameworks are reported as per SASE (Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England) description
  4. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  5. There are a small number of starts on frameworks that have been reported in 2020/21. All remaining apprenticeship frameworks were withdrawn to new learners on 31 July 2020. Learners who started on frameworks are where it has been agreed a learner can return to a previous framework they have been on after an extensive break
  6. 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
  7. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5
  8. Age for enrolments is based on age at the start of the programme
  9. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved

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