Academic Year 2020/21

Apprenticeships and traineeships

Data guidance

Published

Description

This document describes the  contents of the underlying data files accompanying the ‘Apprenticeships and traineeships’ statistics publication. There is a Methodology document that is linked under ‘Useful information’ at the top of the release, that contains further information on the statistics published here.

Coverage

England

Data files

All data files associated with this releases are listed below with guidance on their content. To download any of these files, please visit our data catalogue.

Achievement rates - BAME

Filename
achievement-rates-ssat1-bame-1819.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19
Content

Apprenticeship national achievement rate tables

Academic year: 2018/19

Indicators: Achievement rate, Achievers, Completers, Leavers, Pass rate, Retention rate

Filters: BAME, Age group, Standard/Framework flag, Sector subject area (tier 1), Apprenticeship level

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
AgeAge group
Apprenticeship_Level_GroupedApprenticeship level
BAMEBAME learners
Overall_Achievement_Rate_%Achievement Rate
Overall_AchieversAchievers
Overall_CompletersCompleters
Overall_LeaversLeavers
Overall_Pass_Rate_%Pass Rate
Overall_Retention_Rate_%Retention Rate
Sector_Subject_Area_T1Subject area (tier 1)
StandardStandard/ Framework Flag
Footnotes
  1. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%
  2. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  3. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  4. The data source for all tables is the apprenticeships achievement rate dataset.
  5. Further guidance for the Apprenticeships National Achievement Rate Tables can be found on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sfa-national-success-rates-tables
  6. Achievement rates are calculated according to the Apprenticeship Qualification Achievement Rate business rules. These documents are available on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/qualification-achievement-rates-and-minimum-standards
  7. The overall achievement rate is based on the Hybrid End Year. The Hybrid End Year is the later of the Achievement Year, Expected End Year, Actual End Year or Reporting Year of a programme.
  8. Achievement rates are based on the individual apprenticeship programmes that were completed in the relevant year (Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of programme aims achieved divided by the number started, excluding the programme aims of any learners that transferred onto another qualification within the same institution.
  9. Figures include all funded and unfunded apprenticeship programmes reported on the ILR.
  10. For Apprenticeships, age is calculated based on age at start of the programme rather than based on 31 August. The following age bands have been used in this report: 16-18, 19-23, 24+.
  11. Sector Subject Area (SSA) codes are available on the qualification description page: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/types-of-regulated-qualifications/qualification-descriptions
  12. Retention rates are based on the individual aims that were successfully completed in the relevant year (the Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of learning aims completed divided by the number of leavers.
  13. Pass rates are based on the individual aims that were successfully completed in the relevant year (the Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of learning aims achieved divided by the number successfully completed.

Achievement rates - demographics

Filename
achievement-rates-demographics-1819.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19
Content

Apprenticeship national achievement rate tables

Academic year: 2018/19

Indicators: Achievement rate, Achievers, Completers, Leavers, Pass rate, Retention rate

Filters: Demographic group (Gender, LLDD, Ethnicity group, Age group), demographic description, Standard/Framework flag

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
demographicDemographic
groupGroup
Overall_Achievement_Rate_%Achievement Rate
Overall_AchieversAchievers
Overall_CompletersCompleters
Overall_LeaversLeavers
Overall_Pass_Rate_%Pass Rate
Overall_Retention_Rate_%Retention Rate
StandardStandard/ Framework Flag
Footnotes
  1. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%
  2. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  3. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  4. The data source for all tables is the apprenticeships achievement rate dataset.
  5. Further guidance for the Apprenticeships National Achievement Rate Tables can be found on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sfa-national-success-rates-tables
  6. Achievement rates are calculated according to the Apprenticeship Qualification Achievement Rate business rules. These documents are available on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/qualification-achievement-rates-and-minimum-standards
  7. The overall achievement rate is based on the Hybrid End Year. The Hybrid End Year is the later of the Achievement Year, Expected End Year, Actual End Year or Reporting Year of a programme.
  8. Achievement rates are based on the individual apprenticeship programmes that were completed in the relevant year (Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of programme aims achieved divided by the number started, excluding the programme aims of any learners that transferred onto another qualification within the same institution.
  9. Figures include all funded and unfunded apprenticeship programmes reported on the ILR.
  10. For Apprenticeships, age is calculated based on age at start of the programme rather than based on 31 August. The following age bands have been used in this report: 16-18, 19-23, 24+.
  11. Retention rates are based on the individual aims that were successfully completed in the relevant year (the Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of learning aims completed divided by the number of leavers.

Achievement rates - gender

Filename
achievement-rates-ssat1-gender-1819.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19
Content

Apprenticeship national achievement rate tables

Academic year: 2018/19

Indicators: Achievement rate, Achievers, Completers, Leavers, Pass rate, Retention rate

Filters: Gender, Sector subject area (tier 1), Age group, Standard/Framework flag, Apprenticeship level

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
AgeAge group
Apprenticeship_Level_GroupedApprenticeship level
GenderGender
Overall_Achievement_Rate_%Achievement Rate
Overall_AchieversAchievers
Overall_CompletersCompleters
Overall_LeaversLeavers
Overall_Pass_Rate_%Pass Rate
Overall_Retention_Rate_%Retention Rate
Sector_Subject_Area_T1Subject area (tier 1)
StandardStandard/ Framework Flag
Footnotes
  1. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%
  2. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  3. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  4. The data source for all tables is the apprenticeships achievement rate dataset.
  5. Further guidance for the Apprenticeships National Achievement Rate Tables can be found on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sfa-national-success-rates-tables
  6. Achievement rates are calculated according to the Apprenticeship Qualification Achievement Rate business rules. These documents are available on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/qualification-achievement-rates-and-minimum-standards
  7. The overall achievement rate is based on the Hybrid End Year. The Hybrid End Year is the later of the Achievement Year, Expected End Year, Actual End Year or Reporting Year of a programme.
  8. Achievement rates are based on the individual apprenticeship programmes that were completed in the relevant year (Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of programme aims achieved divided by the number started, excluding the programme aims of any learners that transferred onto another qualification within the same institution.
  9. Figures include all funded and unfunded apprenticeship programmes reported on the ILR.
  10. For Apprenticeships, age is calculated based on age at start of the programme rather than based on 31 August. The following age bands have been used in this report: 16-18, 19-23, 24+.
  11. Sector Subject Area (SSA) codes are available on the qualification description page: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/types-of-regulated-qualifications/qualification-descriptions
  12. Retention rates are based on the individual aims that were successfully completed in the relevant year (the Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of learning aims completed divided by the number of leavers.
  13. Pass rates are based on the individual aims that were successfully completed in the relevant year (the Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of learning aims achieved divided by the number successfully completed.

Achievement rates - learning difficulties and or disability

Filename
achievement-rates-ssat1-lldd-1819.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19
Content

Apprenticeship national achievement rate tables

Academic year: 2018/19

Indicators: Achievement rate, Achievers, Completers, Leavers, Pass rate, Retention rate

Filters:  Apprenticeship level, Age group, Sector subject area (tier 1),  LLDD flag, Standard/Framework flag

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
AgeAge group
Apprenticeship_Level_GroupedApprenticeship level
Learning_Difficulty_DisabilityLearning difficulty/disability
Overall_Achievement_Rate_%Achievement Rate
Overall_AchieversAchievers
Overall_CompletersCompleters
Overall_LeaversLeavers
Overall_Pass_Rate_%Pass Rate
Overall_Retention_Rate_%Retention Rate
Sector_Subject_Area_T1Subject area (tier 1)
StandardStandard/ Framework Flag
Footnotes
  1. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%
  2. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  3. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  4. The data source for all tables is the apprenticeships achievement rate dataset.
  5. Further guidance for the Apprenticeships National Achievement Rate Tables can be found on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sfa-national-success-rates-tables
  6. Achievement rates are calculated according to the Apprenticeship Qualification Achievement Rate business rules. These documents are available on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/qualification-achievement-rates-and-minimum-standards
  7. The overall achievement rate is based on the Hybrid End Year. The Hybrid End Year is the later of the Achievement Year, Expected End Year, Actual End Year or Reporting Year of a programme.
  8. Achievement rates are based on the individual apprenticeship programmes that were completed in the relevant year (Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of programme aims achieved divided by the number started, excluding the programme aims of any learners that transferred onto another qualification within the same institution.
  9. Figures include all funded and unfunded apprenticeship programmes reported on the ILR.
  10. For Apprenticeships, age is calculated based on age at start of the programme rather than based on 31 August. The following age bands have been used in this report: 16-18, 19-23, 24+.
  11. Sector Subject Area (SSA) codes are available on the qualification description page: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/types-of-regulated-qualifications/qualification-descriptions
  12. Retention rates are based on the individual aims that were successfully completed in the relevant year (the Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of learning aims completed divided by the number of leavers.
  13. Pass rates are based on the individual aims that were successfully completed in the relevant year (the Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of learning aims achieved divided by the number successfully completed.

Achievement rates - time series

Filename
achievement-rates-time-series-1819-20220203.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2018/19
Content

Apprenticeship national achievement rate tables

Academic year: 2017/18 to 2018/19

Indicators: Achievement rate, Leavers, Pass rate, Retention rate

Filters:  Standard/Framework flag, Apprenticeship level, Detailed level, Sector subject area (tier 1)

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievement_rateAchievement Rate
apprenticeship_levelApprenticeship Level
detailed_levelDetailed Level
leaversLeavers
pass_ratePass Rate
retention_rateRetention Rate
sector_subject_areaSubject area (tier 1)
standard_framework_flagStandard/ Framework Flag
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 50
  2. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%
  3. The data source for all tables is the apprenticeships achievement rate dataset.
  4. Further guidance for the Apprenticeships National Achievement Rate Tables can be found on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sfa-national-success-rates-tables
  5. Achievement rates are calculated according to the Apprenticeship Qualification Achievement Rate business rules. These documents are available on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/qualification-achievement-rates-and-minimum-standards
  6. The overall achievement rate is based on the Hybrid End Year. The Hybrid End Year is the later of the Achievement Year, Expected End Year, Actual End Year or Reporting Year of a programme.
  7. Achievement rates are based on the individual apprenticeship programmes that were completed in the relevant year (Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of programme aims achieved divided by the number started, excluding the programme aims of any learners that transferred onto another qualification within the same institution.
  8. Figures include all funded and unfunded apprenticeship programmes reported on the ILR.
  9. Sector Subject Area (SSA) codes are available on the qualification description page: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/types-of-regulated-qualifications/qualification-descriptions
  10. Retention rates are based on the individual aims that were successfully completed in the relevant year (the Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of learning aims completed divided by the number of leavers.
  11. Pass rates are based on the individual aims that were successfully completed in the relevant year (the Hybrid End Year). They are calculated as the number of learning aims achieved divided by the number successfully completed.

Annual Headlines - detailed series

Filename
app-annual-detailed-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2020/21
Content

Time series of headline apprenticeship figures

Academic year: 2014/15 to 2020/21

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

Filters:  Apprenticeship level, Funding type, Age group

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
age_groupAge
funding_typeFunding Type
levelLevel
participationLearner Participation
percentage_achievementsPercentage Achievements
percentage_participationPercentage Learner Participation
percentage_startsPercentage Starts
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%
  2. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  3. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  4. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year
  5. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme
  6. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved

Apprenticeship service - commitments

Filename
app-service-commitments-2021-dec.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2021 December
Content

Commitments recorded on the apprenticeship service as of 08 December 2021

Academic year: Training start dates from the 2018/19 academic year onwards

Indicators: Commitments

Filters:  Start academic year, Start month, Latest levy status, Apprenticeship level, Payment status, Transfer flag, Age group

 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_groupAge group
commitmentsCommitments
latest_levy_statusLatest levy status
levelApprenticeship level
payment_statusPayment status
start_academic_yearStart academic year
start_monthStart month
transfer_flagTransfer flag
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  2. Commitments may be recorded on the Apprenticeship Service system after the training start date has passed and therefore data should be treated as highly provisional
  3. The levy-status of a commitment is based on the latest known status of the corresponding apprenticeship service account. This means that historical commitments may change their levy status if the apprenticeship service account was to subsequently change their status
  4. Fully agreed commitments include commitments for which funding payments are complete, along with those that are actively being funded
  5. On 9 January 2020 the Apprenticeship service was extended to all employers that do not pay the levy to register and reserve funds. Prior to January 2020 it was only possible for non-levy organisations to set up apprenticeship service accounts and have commitments in order to utilise levy transfers, whilst a limited number of non-levy organisations registered accounts as part of testing in preparation for the extension of the service to all employers
  6. From 01 April 2021, all non-levy paying organisations are using the apprenticeship service. Prior to this date some starts with non-levy employers were not funded through the apprenticeship service and so the data reported here only provides a partial picture.

Charts data

Filename
data-for-graphs-2021.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2005/06 to 2020/21
Content

Historical time series of headline adult (19+) further further education and skills learner participation, containing breakdowns by provision type and  in some cases level. Also includes all age apprenticeship participation figures.

Academic year: 2005/06 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Adult Apprenticeship, Adult Community learning, Adult Education & training, Adult FE & skills, Adult FE & skills - Level 4+, Adult FE & skills - Full Level 2, Adult FE & skills - Full Level3, Apprenticeships - Advanced, Apprenticeships - Higher, Apprenticeships - Intermediate, All age Apprenticeships

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
19+_appsAdult Apprenticeships
19+_clAdult Community learning
19+_eandtAdult Education & training
19+_fesAdult FE & skills
19+_fes_f4Adult FE & skills - Level 4+
19+_fes_fl2Adult FE & skills - Full Level 2
19+_fes_fl3Adult FE & skills - Full Level3
app_advancedApprenticeships - Advanced
app_higherApprenticeships - Higher
app_intermediateApprenticeships - Intermediate
apps_allAll age Apprenticeships
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 50
  2. Participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total
  3. Participation at intermediate, advanced and higher levels is a count of learners that participated at those levels at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will only appear once at each level but can appear in the count at more than one level

Duration, planned length of stay and length of employment

Filename
app-duration-staylength-emplength-2021-q4-20212219.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2020/21
Content

Apprenticeship duration, apprenticeship planned length of stay and length of employment

Academic year: 2014/15 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Starts (used in duration calculations), Average expected duration

Filters: Age group, Detailed level, Length of employment, Planned length of stay
 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_summaryAge
apps_level_detailedLevel
avg_expected_durationAverage expected duration (days)
length_employmentLength of Employment
planned_length_stayPlanned Length of Stay
startsStarts
starts_for_durationStarts (used in duration calculations)
Footnotes
  1. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  2. Apprenticeship starts are rounded to the nearest 100
  3. Expected duration is based on learning start date and planned end date as recorded on the ILR. Re-starting learners who may have returned from a planned break are excluded
  4. Length of Employment is based on the First Day of Learning with the current employer as recorded in the ILR
  5. Apprenticeships of less than 12 months include those where prior attainment is taken into account hence the required amount of training is reduced
  6. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme

Find an apprenticeship adverts and vacancies

Filename
app-vacancies-adverts-2021-dec.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19 to 2021/22
Content

Adverts and vacancies as reported on the Find an apprenticeship website

Academic year: 2018/19 to 2021/22

Indicators:  Adverts, Vacancies

Filters: Month, level

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
advertsAdverts
levelLevel
monthMonth
vacanciesVacancies
Footnotes
  1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10
  2. The number of vacancies does not provide a true measure of vacancies for apprenticeships because many are not advertised through the Find An Apprenticeship website, therefore the measure represents a subset of the total number available across the marketplace as a whole
  3. A vacancy is a unique opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship with an employer and the number of vacancies provides a count of apprenticeship vacancies published on FAA in a particular period
  4. The number of vacancies could include some over-counting as it may be possible for a vacancy to have previously been advertised and some vacancies can be extended
  5. Level is as declared by the user placing the advert and does not necessarily align with the definition of level we publish elsewhere. Higher apprenticeships here include those declared as 'Higher' and 'Degree' in the advert. Degree apprenticeships here are those higher apprenticeships at level 6 or 7 apprenticeships declared as "Degree". Elsewhere we define a degree apprenticeships as a level 6 or 7 apprenticeship with a mandatory degree component that is required for successful achievement of the apprenticeship
  6. The number of adverts does not provide a true measure of adverts for apprenticeships because many are not advertised through the Find An Apprenticeship website, therefore the measure represents a subset of the total number available across the marketplace as a whole
  7. Adverts are vacancy notices and will include at least one apprenticeship vacancy with an employer (one advert could potentially include a large number of individual vacancies)
  8. The 2021/22 academic year currently only contains four months of data. 'z' indicates future months for which data are not yet available

Geographical breakdowns - detailed (reported to date)

Filename
app-geography-detailed-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority District; National; Regional
Time period
2020/21
Content

Detailed geographical breakdowns (National, Regional, Local Authority District) of  apprenticeship starts and achievements

Academic year: 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Achievements

Filters: Apprenticeship level, Ethnicity group, Gender, Sector subject area (tier 1), Region, Local Authority District

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements (Aug to Jul)
apps_levelApprenticeship Level
ethnicity_groupEthnicity Group
genderGender
ssa_t1_descSubject Area (tier 1)
startsStarts (Aug to Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England or not known it is included in the 'Outside of England and unknown' category
  2. Geographies are taken from the National Statistics Postcode Lookup based on boundaries as of May 2021
  3. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  4. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  5. Ethnicity categories and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic groups) have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census
  6. 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.
  7. 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

Geographical breakdowns - latest regional summary

Filename
app-geography-summary-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National; Regional
Time period
2018/19 to 2020/21
Content

Headline regional breakdowns of apprenticeship starts

Academic year: 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts

Filters: Region

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
apps_levelApprenticeship Level
startsStarts (Aug to Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 50
  2. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England or not known it is included in the 'Outside of England and unknown' category
  3. Geographies are taken from the National Statistics Postcode Lookup based on boundaries as of May 2021

Geographical breakdowns - LEP and EDA

Filename
app-geog-lep-eda-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
English Devolved Area; Local Enterprise Partnership
Time period
2016/17 to 2020/21
Content

Detailed geographical breakdowns (English Devolved Area; Local Enterprise Partnership) of apprenticeship starts and achievements

Academic year: 2016/17 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Achievements

Filters: Apprenticeship level, Ethnicity group, Gender, Sector subject area (tier 1), Age group, English Devolved Area; Local Enterprise Partnership

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
age_summaryAge -group
apps_levelApprenticeship Level
ethnicity_groupEthnic group
genderGender -group
ssa_t1_descSector Subject Area (tier 1)
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England or not known it is included in the 'Outside of England and unknown' category
  2. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  3. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5
  4. 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.
  5. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme
  6. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved
  7. 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

Geographical breakdowns - PCON and LAD

Filename
app-geography-pcon-lad-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority District; National; Parliamentary Constituency
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21
Content

Geographical breakdowns (Local Authority District; National; Parliamentary Constituency) of apprenticeship starts and apprenticeship participation

Academic year: 2016/17 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Participation

Filters: Apprenticeship level, Age group,Gender, Local Authority District; Parliamentary Constituency

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_groupAge Group
apps_levelApprenticeship Level
genderGender
participationParticipation
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Geography is based upon the home postcode of the learner. Where the postcode is outside of England or not known it is included in the 'Outside of England and unknown' category
  2. Geographies are taken from the National Statistics Postcode Lookup based on boundaries as of May 2021
  3. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  4. Participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total
  5. Participation at intermediate, advanced and higher levels is a count of learners that participated at those levels at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will only appear once at each level but can appear in the count at more than one level
  6. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year
  7. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme

Latest headlines - age and level

Filename
app-latest-age-and-level-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19 to 2020/21
Content

Headline breakdowns (level and age) of apprenticeship starts, achievements and participation

Academic year: 2018/19 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Achievements, Participation, Starts percentage, Achievements percentage, Participation percentage

Filters: Apprenticeship level, Age group,Funding type

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
achievements_pctAchievements Percentage
age_groupAge Group
funding_typeFunding
levelLevel
participationParticipation
participation_pctParticipation Percentage
startsStarts
starts_pctStarts Percentage
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 50
  2. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%
  3. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  4. Participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total
  5. Participation at intermediate, advanced and higher levels is a count of learners that participated at those levels at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will only appear once at each level but can appear in the count at more than one level
  6. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year
  7. A minor amendment to how we count ‘starts supported by Apprenticeship Service Account (ASA) levy funds’ has been applied from 2020/21, please see the ‘About these statistics’ section
  8. 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.
  9. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme
  10. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved

Learner characteristics - deprivation by participation

Filename
app-learner-deprivation-part-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21
Content

Apprenticeship participation by apprentice home deprivation (Indices of Multiple Deprivation quintile)

Academic year: 2015/16 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Participation total, Higher level participation, Advanced level participation, Intermediate level participation, 

Filters: Age (under 19/19+), Age Summary, Learner Home Deprivation

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
advanced_learnersAdvanced Learners
age_summaryAge Group
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
higher_learnersHigher Learners
intermediate_learnersIntermediate Learners
learner_home_deprivLearner Deprivation
participationParticipation
Footnotes
  1. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  3. Participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total
  4. Participation at intermediate, advanced and higher levels is a count of learners that participated at those levels at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will only appear once at each level but can appear in the count at more than one level
  5. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year
  6. Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) quintiles from 2014/15 to 2018/19 are based on the 2015 IMD rank of the learner's home postcode. IMD quintiles for 2019/20 and 2020/21 are based on the 2019 IMD rank of the learner's home postcode.

Learner characteristics - deprivation by starts

Filename
app-learner-deprivation-starts-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21
Content

Apprenticeship starts by apprentice home deprivation (Indices of Multiple Deprivation quintile)

Academic year: 2015/16 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts

Filters: Age group (under 19/19+), Age Summary, Detailed level, Sector Subject Area, Learner Home Deprivation

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_summaryAge Group
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
apps_level_detailedApprenticeship Detailed Level
learner_home_deprivLearner deprivation
ssa_t1_descSector Subject Area (tier 1)
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  3. Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) quintiles from 2014/15 to 2018/19 are based on the 2015 IMD rank of the learner's home postcode. IMD quintiles for 2019/20 and 2020/21 are based on the 2019 IMD rank of the learner's home postcode.
  4. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme

Learner characteristics - detailed series

Filename
app-learner-detailed-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21
Content

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

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
age_summaryAge group
age_youth_adultAge (Under 19/19+)
bameBAME
ethnicity_detailedEthnicity
ethnicity_groupEthnicity group
genderGender
levelLevel
llddLLDD
participationParticipation
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  3. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year
  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 starts is based on age at the start of the programme
  6. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved

Learner characteristics - latest headline summary

Filename
app-learner-summary-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19 to 2020/21
Content

Headline demographic summary of apprenticeship starts

Academic year: 2018/19 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Starts percentage

Filters: Demographic group (Gender, LLDD flag, BAME flag, Age group), demographic description

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
demographicDemographic
groupGroup
startsStarts (Aug to Jul)
starts_percentStarts % (Aug to Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 50
  2. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%
  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. Percentages for learner characteristics include those learners where the characteristic is known. 'Not known/not provided' categories are excluded from the calculation

Learner characteristics - learning difficulties and or disability

Filename
app-learner-lldd-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21
Content

Time series of apprenticeship starts, achievements, participation, by learning difficulty and/or disability

Academic year: 2015/16 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Achievements, Participation

Filters: Age group (under 19/19+), Age Summary, BAME flag, Apprenticeship level, LLDD, Primary LLDD

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
age_summaryAge Group
age_youth_adultAge (Under 19/19+)
bameBAME
levelLevel
llddLLDD
lldd_primaryLLDD Primary
participationLearner participation
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  3. Participation is the count of learners that participated at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will appear only once in the grand total
  4. Participation at intermediate, advanced and higher levels is a count of learners that participated at those levels at any point during the year. Learners undertaking more than one course will only appear once at each level but can appear in the count at more than one level
  5. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year
  6. Ethnicity categories and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic groups) have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census
  7. A learner may record multiple LLDD categories but must indicate which of these is the primary disability, difficulty or health problem. Overall ‘Primary LLDD and health problem’ totals may not match the main LLDD figures
  8. 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.
  9. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme
  10. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved

Monthly apprenticeship starts

Filename
app-monthly-starts-2021-nov.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19 to 2020/21
Content

Monthly breakdowns, showing the latest available of apprenticeship starts

Academic year: 2018/19 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts

Filters: Age Summary, Funding type, Apprenticeship Level/Standards, Start month

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_summaryAge Group
funding_typeFunding Type
levels_and_standardsApprenticeship Level and Overall Standards
start_monthStart Month
startsStarts (reported to date)
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 50
  2. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  3. A minor amendment to how we count ‘starts supported by Apprenticeship Service Account (ASA) levy funds’ has been applied from 2020/21, please see the ‘About these statistics’ section
  4. 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
  5. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme

Providers - latest detailed series

Filename
app-provider-starts-ach-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
Provider
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21
Content

Breakdowns of apprenticeship starts and achievements by individual provider

Academic year: 2015/16 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Achievements

Filters: Apprenticeship level, Sector subject area (tier 1), Provider name (with UKPRN)

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
apps_levelLevel
ssa_t1_descSubject area (tier 1)
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5
  2. 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.
  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. Provider UKPRN is shown after the provider name

Providers - latest headline summary

Filename
app-provider-summary-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19 to 2020/21
Content

Headline summary of apprenticeship starts by provider type

Academic year: 2018/19 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Starts percentage

Filters: Apprenticeship level, Provider type

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
apps_levelLevel
provider_typeProvider Type
startsStarts
starts_percentStarts Percentage
Footnotes
  1. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 50 but greater than 0

Providers - latest traineeship starts

Filename
app-tship-provider-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
Provider
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21
Content

Breakdown of traineeship starts by individual provider

Academic year: 2015/16 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts

Filters: Provider name (with UKPRN)

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
traineeship_startsNumber of traineeship starts
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  2. Provider UKPRN is shown after the provider name

Public sector target - summary

Filename
app-pubsec-summary-2021.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017-18 to 2020-21
Content

Summary statistics of figures supplied by public sector bodies (up to and including 17 November 2021) covering the four years of the target (period covering 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2021)

Reporting periods: 2017-18 to 2020-21

Indicators: 

  • Apprentices (prior to period, new in period, at end of period, cumulative since April 2017)
  • Employees (prior to period, new in period, at end of period, cumulative since April 2017)
  • Apprenticeship percentage (prior to period, new in period, at end of period cumulative since April 2017)
  • Number of employers in the period
  • Percentage of employees starting apprenticeships in period

Filters: Subsector

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
app_endApprentices at end of period (thousands)
app_newNew apprentices in period (thousands)
app_new_cumulativeCumulative new apprentices since April 2017 (thousands)
app_priorApprentices prior to period (thousands)
bodiesNumber of employers included in period
emp_endHeadcount at end of period (thousands)
emp_newNew employees in period (thousands)
emp_priorHeadcount prior to period (thousands)
emp_prior_cumulativeCumulative headcount since April 2017 (thousands)
pct_app_endApprentices % at end of period
pct_app_newApprenticeship training starts as % of new employees in period
pct_app_priorApprentices % prior to period
pct_target_cumulativeAverage % of employees starting apprenticeship (since 1 April 2017)
pct_target_inyr% of employees starting apprenticeships in period
sub_sectorSub-sector - Filter by sub-sector
Footnotes
  1. Sub-sectors have been assigned based on a mapping of Apprenticeship Service account names to public sector bodies
  2. New apprentices includes employees who were already working for the body before beginning their apprenticeship, as well as new apprentice hires
  3. The Civil Service is covered by a single return compiled by the Cabinet Office
  4. Staff in schools maintained by a Local Authority are included within the figures for the Local Authority, not in the 'schools' category
  5. Headcount and apprentice numbers are rounded to the nearest 100
  6. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated based on unrounded volumes

Subjects and levels - apprenticeship levy

Filename
app-subject-levy-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21
Content

Time series of apprenticeship starts and achievements by level and funding type

Academic year: 2015/16 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Achievements

Filters: Age group (under 19/19+), Age summary, Apprenticeship level, LLDD flag, Gender, Funding type

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
age_summaryAge Group
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
apps_levelApprenticeship Level
funding_typeLevy Supported Flag
genderGender
llddLLDD
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  3. A minor amendment to how we count ‘starts supported by Apprenticeship Service Account (ASA) levy funds’ has been applied from 2020/21, please see the ‘About these statistics’ section
  4. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme
  5. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved

Subjects and levels - detailed series

Filename
app-subject-detailed-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21
Content

Time series of apprenticeship starts, achievements and enrolments by detailed sector subject area 

Academic year: 2015/16 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Achievements, Enrolments

Filters: Apprenticeship level, Detailed level, Sector subject area (tier 1), Sector subject area (tier 2), Level 6+ flag, Mandatory degree flag, Standard/framework flag, STEM flag

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
aim_enrolmentsEnrolments
apps_degreeMandatory degree
apps_levelLevel
apps_level_detailedDetailed level
level_6plusLevel 6 plus
ssa_t1_descSubject area (tier 1)
ssa_t2_descSubject area (tier 2)
startsStarts
std_fwk_flagFramework/Standard
stemSTEM
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  2. Frameworks are reported as per SASE (Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England) description
  3. STEM subjects include those in the Construction, Planning and the Built Environment, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies, Information and Communication Technology, and Science and Mathematics sector subject areas
  4. Degree apprenticeships are defined as apprenticeship standards on the 'Search the Apprenticeship Standards' website with a status of ‘Integrated' or ‘Non-Integrated' Degree plus any frameworks where degrees are mandatory for completion
  5. Level 6+ combines figures for apprenticeships at level 6 and level 7 which includes degree apprenticeships
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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

Subjects and levels - latest headline summary

Filename
app-subject-summary-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19 to 2020/21
Content

Headline summary of apprenticeship starts and achievements by sector subject area

Academic year: 2018/19 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Starts percentage, Achievements, Achievements percentage

Filters: Sector subject area (tier 1)

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements (Aug to Jul)
achievements_percentAchievements (Aug to Jul) Percentage
ssa_t1_descSector Subject Area (tier 1)
startsStarts (Aug to Jul)
starts_percentStarts (Aug to Jul) Percentage
Footnotes
  1. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%
  2. 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.
  3. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 50 but greater than 0
  4. 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

Subjects and levels - learner demographics

Filename
app-subject-demographics-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21
Content

Time series of apprenticeship starts and enrolments by subject and learner demographics

Academic year: 2015/16 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Starts, Enrolments

Filters: Detailed level, Sector subject area (tier 1), Detailed Age Group, BAME flag, LLDD flag, Gender, STEM flag

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_detailedAge Group (detailed)
apps_level_detailedDetailed Apprenticeship Level
bameBAME
enrolsEnrolments
genderGender
llddLLDD
ssa_t1_descSector Subject Area (tier 1)
startsStarts
stemSTEM
Footnotes
  1. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  2. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5 but greater than 0
  3. Ethnicity categories and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic groups) have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census
  4. STEM subjects include those in the Construction, Planning and the Built Environment, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies, Information and Communication Technology, and Science and Mathematics sector subject areas
  5. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme
  6. Age for enrolments is based on age at the start of the programme

Subjects and levels - standards and frameworks

Filename
app-subject-standards-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21
Content

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)

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
apps_level_detailedDetailed Apprenticeship Level
enrolmentsEnrolments
learner_characteristicLearner Characteristic
ssa_t1_descSector Subject Area (tier 1)
startsStarts
std_fwk_name_stcodeFramework / Standard Name (with ST code)
Footnotes
  1. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  2. Frameworks are reported as per SASE (Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England) description
  3. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 5
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme
  7. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved
  8. Age for enrolments is based on age at the start of the programme
  9. 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

Traineeships - latest starts by demographics

Filename
app-tship-demographics-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19 to 2020/21
Content

Headline demographic breakdowns of traineeship starts 

Academic year: 2018/19 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Traineeship starts

Filters:  Learner characteristics group (Ethnicity group, LLDD flag, Age group, Gender)

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
learner_characteristicLearner characteristic summary
startsTraineeship starts (Aug to Jul)
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 50
  2. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  3. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year
  4. Ethnicity categories and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic groups) have been aligned with the ethnicities recorded in the 2011 UK Census

Traineeships - starts, completions and conversions to apprenticeships

Filename
app-tship-start-comp-conv-2021-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2020/21
Content

Headline demographic breakdowns of traineeship starts 

Academic year: 2014/15 to 2020/21

Indicators:  Traineeship starts, Traineeship completions, Traineeship completion rate, Apprenticeship starts following traineeship, Conversion rate into apprenticeship

Filters:  Age group, Traineeship start quarter

 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_groupAge group
apprenticeship_startsApprenticeship starts following t'ship
completion_rateTraineeship completion rate
conversion_rateConversion rate into apprenticeship
tship_completionsTraineeship completions
tship_start_qtrT'ship start quarter
tship_startsTraineeship starts
Footnotes
  1. Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100 and '~' indicates a base value of fewer than 50
  2. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place and calculated on unrounded volumes. '~' indicates a percentage below 0.5%
  3. Age, gender, learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and ethnicity are based upon self-declaration by the learner
  4. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year
  5. The latest conversion rates are provisional and will be revised in future releases to include any further qualifying apprenticeship starts taking place during 2021/22
  6. Some completions arising from 2020/21 traineeship starts will not be picked up until the 2021/22 academic year. Final figures will not be confirmed until November 2022