Data set from Apprenticeships and traineeships

Learner characteristics - detailed series

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Time series of apprenticeship starts, achievements, participation, by learner characteristics

Academic year: 2015/16 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Achievements, Participation

Filters: Age group (under 19/19+), Age Summary, BAME flag, ethnicity group, detailed ethnicity, gender, LLDD, apprenticeship level

Data set details

Further education
Apprenticeships and traineeships
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Achievements
  • Participation
  • Starts
  • Age (Under 19/19+)
  • Age group
  • BAME
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001England19+TotalTotalBAME - noTotalAny Other White BackgroundFemaleLLDD - unknown15060280
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal25+Advanced ApprenticeshipBAME - yesMixed/ Multiple Ethnic GroupWhite and Black CaribbeanFemaleTotal390160670
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001England19+25+Advanced ApprenticeshipBAME - yesTotalTotalTotalTotal10450488019800
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001England19+25+TotalTotalTotalGypsy or Irish TravellerMaleLLDD - unknown~0~
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal19-24Higher ApprenticeshipBAME - unknownNot ProvidedTotalFemaleLLDD - unknown~~10

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 11 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_summaryAge group
age_youth_adultAge (Under 19/19+)


  1. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  3. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  4. Ethnicity categories and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic groups) have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census
  5. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year
  6. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved

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