Academic year 2023/24

Apprenticeships

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 Learner Characteristics - Volumes and Rates by Level, Age, Sex, LLDD, Ethnicity

Filename
app-narts-learner-detailed.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020/21 to 2022/23
Content

Apprenticeship national achievement rate tables.

Academic year: 2020/21 to 2022/23

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

Filters: Level, Age, Sex, LLDD, Ethnicity

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievement_rateAchievement rate
achieversAchievers
age_groupAge group
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
completersCompleters
ethnicity_majorEthnicity major
leaversLeavers
levelApprenticeship level
llddLearning difficulty/disability
minority_ethnicMinority ethnic
pass_ratePass rate
retention_rateRetention rate
sexSex
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. 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 (opens in a new tab)
  3. 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+.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  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.

Achievement Rates Learner Characteristics - Volumes and Rates by Std-fwk flag, STEM, SSA T1, Level, Detailed Level, Age, IMD quintile

Filename
app-narts-deprivation.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020/21 to 2022/23
Content

Apprenticeship national achievement rate tables.

Academic year: 2020/21 to 2022/23

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

Filters: Standard and Framework flag, STEM, Sector Subject Area T1, Level, Detailed Level, Age, IMD deprivation quintile

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievement_rateAchievement rate
achieversAchievers
age_groupAge group
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
completersCompleters
detailed_levelDetailed apprenticeship level
learner_home_deprivLearner deprivation
leaversLeavers
levelApprenticeship level
pass_ratePass rate
retention_rateRetention rate
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
std_fwk_flagStandard/framework
stemStem
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. 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 (opens in a new tab)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  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.

Achievement Rates Providers - Volumes and Rates by Provider, SSA T1, Level, Standard-framework name

Filename
app-narts-provider-level-fwk-std.csv
Geographic levels
Provider
Time period
2021/22 to 2022/23
Content

Apprenticeship national achievement rate tables.

Academic year: 2021/22 and 2022/23

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

Filters: Sector Subject Area T1, Level, Standard and Framework

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievement_rateAchievement rate
achieversAchievers
age_groupAge group
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
completersCompleters
leaversLeavers
levelApprenticeship level
pass_ratePass rate
retention_rateRetention rate
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
std_fwk_name_stcodeFramework / standard name (with st code)
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. 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 (opens in a new tab)
  3. 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+.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  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.

Achievement Rates Provider Type - Volumes and Rates by Provider type, SSA T1, Level, Age

Filename
app-narts-provider-type.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2021/22 to 2022/23
Content

Apprenticeship national achievement rate tables.

Academic year: 2021/22 and 2022/23

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

Filters: Provider type, Sector Subject Area T1, Level, Age

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievement_rateAchievement rate
achieversAchievers
age_groupAge group
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
completersCompleters
leaversLeavers
levelApprenticeship level
pass_ratePass rate
provider_typeProvider type
retention_rateRetention rate
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. 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 (opens in a new tab)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Achievement Rates Subjects - Volumes and Rates by STEM, SSA T1, Level, Age, Ethnicity, Sex, LLDD

Filename
app-narts-subject-demographics.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020/21 to 2022/23
Content

Apprenticeship national achievement rate tables.

Academic year: 2020/21 to 2022/23

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

Filters: STEM, Sector Subject Area T1, Detailed Level, Age, Ethnicity Major, Minority Ethnic, Sex, LLDD

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievement_rateAchievement rate
achieversAchievers
breakdownBreakdown
completersCompleters
detailed_levelDetailed apprenticeship level
leaversLeavers
levelApprenticeship level
pass_ratePass rate
retention_rateRetention rate
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
stemStem
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. 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 (opens in a new tab)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  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.

Achievement Rates Subjects - Volumes and Rates by Std-fwk flag, STEM, SSA T1 and 2, Standard-framework name, Level, Detailed Level, Age, Funding Type

Filename
app-narts-subject-and-level-detailed.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2021/22 to 2022/23
Content

Apprenticeship national achievement rate tables.

Academic year: 2021/22 and 2022/23

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

Filters: Standard and Framework flag, STEM, Sector Subject Area T1, Sector Subject Area T2, Standard and Framework Name, Level, Detailed Level, Age, Funding Type

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievement_rateAchievement rate
achieversAchievers
age_groupAge group
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
completersCompleters
detailed_levelDetailed apprenticeship level
funding_typeFunding type
leaversLeavers
levelApprenticeship level
pass_ratePass rate
retention_rateRetention rate
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
ssa_tier_2Sector subject area (tier 2)
std_fwk_flagStandard/framework
std_fwk_name_stcodeFramework / standard name (with st code)
stemStem
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. 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 (opens in a new tab)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  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.

Adverts and vacancies by Level, month

Filename
app-vacancies-adverts-2024-mar.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19 to 2023/24
Content

Adverts and vacancies as reported on the Find an apprenticeship website

Academic year: 2018/19 to 2022/23 full academic years, 2023/24 (Aug-Feb, reported to date)

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. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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. 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.

Commitments by Start year, Start month, Payment Status, Level, Age, Levy status

Filename
app-service-commitments-202324-mar.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2023/24
Content

Commitments recorded on the apprenticeship service as of 09 February 2024

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_summaryAge group
apps_levelApprenticeship level
commitmentsCommitments
latest_levy_statusLatest levy status
payment_statusPayment status
start_academic_yearStart academic year
start_monthStart month
transfer_flagTransfer flag
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Fully agreed commitments include commitments for which funding payments are complete, along with those that are actively being funded.
  4. 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.

Duration, Starts by Level, Age, Length of employment

Filename
app-duration-staylength-emplength-202223-q4.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2022/23
Content

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

Academic year: 2014/15 to 2022/23

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_detailedDetailed level
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. Apprenticeships of fewer than 12 months include those where prior attainment is taken into account hence the required amount of training is reduced.
  2. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  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.

Geography LA, PCON and Region - Starts since May 2010 and 2015

Filename
app-starts-since-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
Local authority; National; Parliamentary constituency; Regional
Time period
2009/10 to 2023/24
Content

Headline geographical breakdowns of apprenticeship starts since 2010 including local authority, region, parliamentary constituency and national totals.

Academic years: August 2009 onwards

Indicators: Apprenticeship starts, Cumulative starts since May 2010, Cumulative starts since May 2015

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
startsStarts
starts_since_may_2010Cumulative starts since May 2010
starts_since_may_2015Cumulative starts since May 2015
Footnotes
  1. For Starts since May 2010, numbers are counted for May 2010 to July 2010, the full 2010/11 to 2022/23 academic years, and 2023/24 reported to date.
  2. For Starts since May 2015, numbers are counted for May 2015 to July 2015, the full 2015/16 to 2022/23 academic years, and 2023/24 reported to date.
  3. Starts from the Isles of Scilly (E06000053) have been included in starts in Cornwall (E06000052).
  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.

Geography LAD and PCON - Starts, Participation, Achievements by Age, Sex, Level

Filename
app-geography-pcon-lad-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
Local authority district; National; Parliamentary constituency; Regional
Time period
2018/19 to 2023/24
Content

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

Academic years: 2018/19 to 2022/23 full year and 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Starts, Participation, Achievements

Filters: Apprenticeship level, Age group, Sex

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
age_summaryAge group
apps_levelApprenticeship level
participationParticipation
sexSex
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  2. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  3. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.
  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. 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. 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.

Geography LEP and EDA - Starts, Achievements by Age, Sex, Level, SSA, Ethnicity

Filename
app-geography-lep-eda-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
English devolved area; Local enterprise partnership
Time period
2018/19 to 2023/24
Content

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

Academic years: 2018/19 to 2022/23 full year and 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Starts, Achievements

Filters: Apprenticeship level, Ethnicity Major, Sex, Sector subject area (tier 1), Age group

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_majorEthnicity major
sexSex
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved.
  2. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  3. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.
  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. 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.

Geography Region and LAD - Starts, Achievements by Sex, Level, Ethnicity, SSA

Filename
app-geography-detailed-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
Local authority district; National; Regional
Time period
2023/24
Content

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

Academic year: 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Starts, Achievements

Filters: Apprenticeship level, Ethnicity Major, Sex, Sector subject area (tier 1)

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
apps_levelApprenticeship level
ethnicity_majorEthnicity major
sexSex
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Figures for the academic year(s) shown cover the first two quarters (Aug to Jan) reported to date
  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.

Geography Region - starts, achievements, participation, population by age, level

Filename
app-geography-population-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
English devolved area; Local authority; Local authority district; Local enterprise partnership; Local skills improvement plan area; National; Parliamentary constituency; Regional
Time period
2018/19 to 2023/24
Content

Detailed geographical breakdowns (National, Regional, Local Authority District, Local Authority, English Devolved Administrations, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Skills Improvement Plan areas, Parliamentary Constituency) of Starts, Participation and Achievements by population rate per 100,000

Academic years: 2018/19 to 2022/23 full academic years, 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Starts, Participation, Achievements

Filters: Age and Level

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
achievements_rate_per_100000_populationIndicative achievements rate per 100,000 population
age_summaryAge group
apps_levelApprenticeship level
participationParticipation
participation_rate_per_100000_populationIndicative participation rate per 100,000 population
population_estimatePopulation estimate
startsStarts
starts_rate_per_100000_populationIndicative starts rate per 100,000 population
Footnotes
  1. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved.
  2. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  3. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  4. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.
  5. 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.
  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.
  8. Population data has been extracted from Nomis - Official Census and Labour Market Statistics (opens in a new tab). Population estimates for all years have been rebased to align with the Census 2021 results. Previously published rates per 100,000 have been updated in line with these new estimates. A few local authority districts have missing data, where this is the case the previous estimates have been used.

Headline Full year - Starts, Achievements, Participation by Level, Levy, Age, Region, Provider type

Filename
app-latest-summary-full-year-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
National; Regional
Time period
2017/18 to 2023/24
Content

Time series of headline apprenticeship figures

Academic year: 2017/18 to 2022/23 full year and 2023/24 reported to date

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

Filters: Apprenticeship level, Funding type, Age group, Provider Type

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
achievements_percentAchievements percentage
age_summaryAge group
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
apps_levelApprenticeship level
funding_typeFunding type
participationParticipation
provider_typeProvider type
startsStarts
starts_percentStarts percentage
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved.
  3. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  4. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  5. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Headline In year - Starts, Achievements, Participation by Level, Levy, Age, Region, Provider type

Filename
app-latest-summary-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
National; Regional
Time period
2020/21 to 2023/24
Content

Comparisons of headline apprenticeship figures showing starts, achievements, and participation

Academic year: 2020/21 to 2023/24 reported to date

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

Filters: Apprenticeship level, Funding type, Age group, Provider Type

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
achievements_percentAchievements percentage
achievements_percent_within_provider_typeAchievements percentage by provider type
age_summaryAge group
age_youth_adultAge (under 19/19+)
apps_levelApprenticeship level
funding_typeFunding type
participationParticipation
provider_typeProvider type
startsStarts
starts_percentStarts percentage
starts_percent_within_provider_typeStarts percentage by provider type
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved.
  3. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  4. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  5. Figures for the academic year(s) shown cover the first two quarters (Aug to Jan) reported to date
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  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. 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.

Historical series - Starts, Participation by Age, Level, SSA

Filename
app-historical-summary-to-2223.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2002/03 to 2022/23
Content

Historical data back to 2002/03 for apprenticeship starts by age, level and sector subject area.

Academic Years: 2002/03 to 2022/23 (full academic years).

Indicator: Starts, Participation

Filters: Age group, Level, Sector subject area (tier 1)

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_summaryAge group
apps_levelApprenticeship level
participationParticipation
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  2. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  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. Data prior to 2014/15 adapted from previously published Level, SSA and data framework tool (opens in a new tab) for starts and apprenticeships-participation-by-level-age (opens in a new tab) for participation- click link for detailed footnotes. Data from 2014/15 onwards extracted from ILR database. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 except for Grand Totals for starts and all data for participation prior to 2014/15, which are rounded to 100.

Learner Characteristics Deprivation Participation and Starts by Age, Learner home deprivation

Filename
app-learner-deprivation-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2019/20 to 2023/24
Content

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

Academic years: 2019/20 to 2022/23 full year and 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Starts, Participation, Achievements

Filters: Age (under 19/19+), Age Summary, Apprenticeship level,  Learner Home Deprivation Quintile. For starts and achievements only: Detailed apprenticeship level, Sector subject area (tier 1).

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
apps_level_detailedDetailed apprenticeship level
learner_home_deprivLearner deprivation
participationParticipation
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved.
  2. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  3. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  4. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.
  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. 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.
  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.

Learner Characteristics Ethnicity - Starts, Achievements, Participation by Age, Level, Ethnicity, Sex, LLDD

Filename
app-learner-detailed-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2023/24
Content

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

Academic years: 2017/18 to 2022/23 full year and 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Starts, Achievements, Participation

Filters: Age group (under 19/19+), Age Summary, Ethnicity Major, Ethnicity Minor, Minority Ethnic, Sex, 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+)
apps_levelApprenticeship level
ethnicity_majorEthnicity major
ethnicity_minorEthnicity minor
llddLearning difficulty/disability
minority_ethnicMinority ethnic
participationParticipation
sexSex
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved.
  2. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  3. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  4. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.
  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. 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.
  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.

Learner Characteristics In-year - Starts by Age, Ethnicity, LLDD, Sex

Filename
app-learner-summary-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020/21 to 2023/24
Content

Comparisons of starts and achievements by learner characteristics

Academic years: 2020/21 to 2023/24 reported to date

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

Filters: Age group, Ethnicity Major, Minority Ethnic, Sex, LLDD

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
achievements_percentAchievements percentage
breakdownBreakdown
startsStarts
starts_percentStarts percentage
Footnotes
  1. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  2. Figures for the academic year(s) shown cover the first two quarters (Aug to Jan) reported to date
  3. Percentages for learner characteristics include those learners where the characteristic is known. 'Not known/not provided' categories are excluded from the calculation.
  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. 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.

Learner Characteristics LLDD - Starts, Achievements, Participation by Age, Level, Ethnicity, LLDD, Primary LLDD

Filename
app-learner-lldd-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19 to 2023/24
Content

Apprenticeship starts, achievements and participation by Age, Level, Ethnicity, LLDD, Primary LLDD

Academic years: 2018/19 to 2022/23 full year and 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Starts, Achievements, Participation

Filters: Age group (under 19/19+), Age Summary, Level, LLDD, Primary LLDD, Minority Ethnic flag

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
llddLearning difficulty/disability
lldd_primaryPrimary learning difficulty/disability
minority_ethnicMinority ethnic
participationParticipation
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved.
  2. Age for apprenticeship participation is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.
  3. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  4. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.
  5. Learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  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. 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.

Monthly Apprenticeship Starts by Start month, Age, Level, Fwk-std flag, Levy

Filename
app-monthly-starts-202324-jun.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020/21 to 2023/24
Content

Monthly breakdowns of the latest available apprenticeship starts

Academic years: 2020/21 to 2023/24 August to March, reported to date

Indicators: Starts

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

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_summaryAge group
apps_levelApprenticeship level
funding_typeFunding type
start_monthStart month
startsStarts (reported to date)
std_fwk_flagStandard/framework
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  3. Figures for all academic years cover the first eight months (Aug to Mar) reported to date.
  4. There are a small number of starts on frameworks that have been reported in 2021/22, 2022/23 and 2023/24. 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 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.

Providers - Starts, Achievements by Provider Name, UKPRN, Level, SSA

Filename
app-provider-starts-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
Provider
Time period
2018/19 to 2023/24
Content

Breakdowns of apprenticeship starts and achievements by individual provider

Academic years: 2018/19 to 2022/23 full year and 2023/24 reported to date

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_levelApprenticeship level
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.
  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.

Public sector apprenticeships - aggregate return values by sub-sector

Filename
app-pubsec-summary-2023.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2022-23
Content

Public sector headcounts and apprenticeship starts by sub-sector

Financial year: 2022-23

Indicators: Employee and apprentice numbers (immediately before and at the end of each reporting period). New employees and apprentices starting during the reporting period. Percentage of employees who are apprentices. New apprenticeship starts as a percentage of headcount. Number of public sector bodies included in aggregates.

Filters: Sub-sector

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_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)
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_start_inyr% of employees starting apprenticeships in period
sub_sectorSub-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 'All Local Government' totals. For the 2022-23 collection, LAs were able to supply separate counts of employees in maintained schools and staff not working in schools. These are shown in 'maintained schools only' and 'excluding schools' categories in the aggregated data.
  5. New apprentices, includes employees who were already working for the body before beginning their apprenticeship, as well as new apprentice hires.
  6. Staff in schools maintained by a Local Authority are included within the 'All Local Government' totals. For the 2022-23 collection, LAs were able to supply separate counts of employees in maintained schools and staff not working in schools. These are shown in 'maintained schools only' and 'excluding schools' categories in the aggregated data.
  7. Sub-sectors have been assigned based on a mapping of Apprenticeship Service account names to public sector bodies.
  8. The Civil Service is covered by a single return compiled by the Cabinet Office.

Redundancies by Age, Level

Filename
app-service-redundancies-202324-mar.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020/21 to 2023/24
Content

Redundancies recorded on the apprenticeship service as of 09 February 2024

Coverage: 2020/21 to 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Redundancies

Filters: Age group, Apprenticeship level, Redundancy month

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_summaryAge group
apps_levelApprenticeship level
monthMonth
redundanciesRedundancies
Footnotes
  1. Employers can record information about redundancies at a later date on the Apprenticeship service (AS), therefore the information can suffer from ‘data lag’ with information being recorded weeks or months after the redundancy actually happened. Figures for the most recent months will therefore likely be underreported.
  2. This data does not capture all apprenticeships, as prior to 01 April 2021 not all non-levy employers were using the apprenticeship service (AS). From 01 April 2021 all new starts are reported and managed through the AS.

Subjects In-year - Starts, Achievements by SSA T1 and T2, Std-fwk flag

Filename
app-subject-summary-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020/21 to 2023/24
Content

Comparisons of starts and achievements by sector subject area 

Academic years: 2020/21 to 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Starts, Starts percentage, Achievements, Achievements percentage

Filters: Sector subject area (tier 1 and 2), Standard / Framework flag

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
achievements_percentAchievements percentage
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
ssa_tier_2Sector subject area (tier 2)
startsStarts
starts_percentStarts percentage
std_fwk_flagStandard/framework
Footnotes
  1. Figures for the academic year(s) shown cover the first two quarters (Aug to Jan) reported to date
  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.

Subjects - Starts, Achievements, Enrolments by Detailed level, Degree flag, Std-fwk flag, STEM, SSA T1 and 2, Route

Filename
app-subject-detailed-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2023/24
Content

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

Academic years: 2018/19 to 2022/23 full year and 2023/24 reported to date

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, Route

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
age_summaryAge group
apps_levelApprenticeship level
apps_level_detailedDetailed apprenticeship level
apps_mandatory_degreeMandatory degree
enrolmentsEnrolments
level_6plusLevel 6 plus
routeRoute
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
ssa_tier_2Sector subject area (tier 2)
startsStarts
std_fwk_flagStandard/framework
stemStem
Footnotes
  1. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.
  2. 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.
  3. There are a small number of starts on frameworks that have been reported in 2021/22, 2022/23 and 2023/24. 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.
  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. 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. Route and mandatory degree status (if shown) are based the latest information published by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (opens in a new tab)at the point of publication, and may be subject to change.

Subjects - Starts, Achievements by Age, Sex, LLDD, Level, Levy

Filename
app-subject-levy-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2018/19 to 2023/24
Content

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

Academic years: 2018/19 to 2022/23 full year and 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Starts, Achievements

Filters: Age group (under 19/19+), Age summary, Apprenticeship level, LLDD flag, Sex, 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_typeFunding type
llddLearning difficulty/disability
sexSex
startsStarts
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved.
  3. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  4. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.
  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. 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 - Starts, Achievements, Enrolments by Age, Sex, Ethnicity, LLDD, SSA, Detailed level, Standard-framework name and code

Filename
app-subject-standards-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2023/24
Content

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

Academic years: 2017/18 to 2022/23 full year and 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Starts, Achievements, Enrolments

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

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
achievementsAchievements
apps_level_detailedDetailed apprenticeship level
breakdownBreakdown
enrolmentsEnrolments
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
startsStarts
std_fwk_name_stcodeFramework / standard name (with st code)
Footnotes
  1. Age for achievements is based on age at the start of the programme, not the age at which they achieved.
  2. Age for enrolments is based on age at the start of the programme.
  3. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  4. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.
  5. There are a small number of starts on frameworks that have been reported in 2021/22, 2022/23 and 2023/24. 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 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.

Subjects - Starts, Enrolments by Age, Sex, Ethnicity, LLDD, SSA, Detailed level, STEM

Filename
app-subject-demographics-202324-q2.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2023/24
Content

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

Academic years: 2017/18 to 2022/23 full year and 2023/24 reported to date

Indicators: Starts, Enrolments

Filters: Detailed level, Sector subject area (tier 1), Detailed Age Group, Minority Ethnic flag, LLDD flag, Sex, 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
enrolmentsEnrolments
llddLearning difficulty/disability
minority_ethnicMinority ethnic
sexSex
ssa_tier_1Sector subject area (tier 1)
startsStarts
stemStem
Footnotes
  1. Age for enrolments is based on age at the start of the programme.
  2. Age for starts is based on age at the start of the programme.
  3. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and cover the first two quarters (Aug 2023 to Jan 2024). All other years are final, full-year figures.
  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. 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 Positive Destinations - Headlines

Filename
traineeships_narts_headline.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2021/22 to 2022/23
Content

Traineeship national positive destinations rate tables

Academic year: 2021/22 and 2022/23

Indicators: Leavers, Completers, Positive Destinations, Retention Rate, Positive Destination Rate

Filters: Age Group, Sex, Learning Difficulty Disability, Ethnicity Major, Minority Ethnic

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_bandAge Group
completersCompleters
ethnicity_majorEthnicity Major
learning_difficulty_disabilityLearning Difficulty Disability
leaversLeavers
minority_ethnicMinority Ethnic
positive_destination_ratePositive Destination Rate
positive_destinationsPositive Destinations
retention_rateRetention Rate
sexSex
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Traineeships Positive Destinations - By Provider

Filename
traineeships_narts_provider.csv
Geographic levels
Provider
Time period
2021/22 to 2022/23
Content

Traineeship positive destinations rate tables by provider

Academic year: 2021/22 and 2022/23

Indicators: Leavers, Completers, Positive Destinations, Retention Rate, Positive Destination Rate

Filters: Age Group

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_bandAge group
completersCompleters
leaversLeavers
positive_destination_ratePositive Destination Rate
positive_destinationsPositive Destinations
retention_rateRetention Rate
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Underlying Charts Data

Filename
data-for-graphs-2223-final-2023-11-28.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2005/06 to 2022/23
Content

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

Academic years: 2005/06 to 2022/23

Indicators: Participation

Filter: Provision type, Age group, Level

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
age_groupAge group
levelLevel
participationParticipation
provision_typeProvision type
Footnotes
  1. 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.
  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. The Single ILR (SILR) data collection was introduced from the 2011/12 academic year onwards. This means figures for 2011/12 onwards are not comparable to earlier years. See the methodology document for more information.
  4. Age is based on age as at 31 August of the academic year.