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 years: 2016/17 to 2021/22 full academic years

Indicators: Starts, Achievements, Participation

Filters: Age group (under 19/19+), Age Summary, Ethnicity flag, Ethnicity group, Ethnicity detail, Sex, LLDD, Apprenticeship level

Data set details

Further education
Apprenticeships and traineeships
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Achievements
  • Participation
  • Starts
  • Age (under 19/19+)
  • Age group
  • Apprenticeship level
Time period
2016/17 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001Under 19Under 19Intermediate ApprenticeshipEthnic minorities (excluding white minorities)Other Ethnic GroupTotalFemaleTotal6020110
202122Academic yearNationalEnglandE92000001TotalTotalHigher ApprenticeshipWhiteWhiteEnglish / Welsh / Scottish / Northern Irish / BritishTotalLLDD - no6825023830156550
202021Academic yearNationalEnglandE9200000119+25+Advanced ApprenticeshipEthnic minorities (excluding white minorities)Black/African/Caribbean/Black BritishCaribbeanTotalLLDD - unknown201040
201819Academic yearNationalEnglandE9200000119+19-24Intermediate ApprenticeshipEthnic minorities (excluding white minorities)Mixed/Multiple Ethnic GroupAny other Mixed / multiple ethnic backgroundTotalLLDD - unknownlowlow10
201920Academic yearNationalEnglandE9200000119+19-24TotalWhiteWhiteAny Other White BackgroundMaleTotal14305003080

Variables in this data set

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


  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. Ethnic minorities do not include white minorities.
  5. White comprises white British, Gypsy or Irish Traveller, Irish, and any other white background.
  6. Ethnicity categories have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census.
  7. Age, sex, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner.
  8. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.

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