Data set from Apprenticeships and traineeships

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Time series of headline apprenticeship figures

Academic year: 2015/16 to 2021/22

Indicators: Starts, Achievements, Learner participation, Percentage Starts, Percentage Achievements, Percentage Learner participation

Filters: Apprenticeship level, Funding type, Age group

Data set details

Further education
Apprenticeships and traineeships
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Achievements
  • Learner Participation
  • Percentage Achievements
  • Age group
  • Funding type
  • Level
Time period
2015/16 to 2021/22

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandUnder 19Advanced ApprenticeshipSupported by ASA levy funds108007080z3.44.5z
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001England19-24TotalOther15386090140z30.233.2z
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001England19+TotalOther7630026750z21.919.5z
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandUnder 19Higher ApprenticeshipOther1760420zlowlowz
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotalIntermediate ApprenticeshipSupported by ASA levy funds714303130z19.01.1z

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_groupAge group
funding_typeFunding type
participationLearner Participation


  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and 'low' indicates a base value of fewer than 5. Where data shows 'x' this indicates data is unavailable, 'z' indicates data is not applicable, and 'c' indicates data is suppressed.
  2. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  3. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved.
  4. Figures include all funded and unfunded apprenticeship programmes reported on the ILR.
  5. 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.
  6. Starts supported by ASA levy funds in the 2016/17 academic year were only possible from May 2017 onwards. Figures for 2016/17 should be compared with caution to subsequent years.
  7. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. 'low' indicates a percentage below 0.5%. Where data shows 'x' this indicates data is unavailable, 'z' indicates data is not applicable, and 'c' indicates data is suppressed.
  8. Age, sex, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  9. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  10. A minor amendment to how we count ‘starts supported by Apprenticeship Service Account (ASA) levy funds’ was applied for 2019/20. A further minor amendment was applied from 2020/21, please see the 'Methodology changes' section of the 'Further education and skills statistics: methodology' document for more information.

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