Apprenticeships and traineeships: October 2023

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This months apprenticeships and traineeships publication has been updated. Figures from the 2022/23 academic year show:

  • Apprenticeship starts were down by 4.6% to 275,630 compared to 288,800 reported for the same period in the previous year.
  • Advanced apprenticeships accounted for 43.2% of starts (119,170) whilst higher apprenticeships accounted for a 34.0% of starts (93,970).
  • Higher apprenticeships continue to grow in 2022/23. Higher apprenticeship starts increased by 6.1% to 93,670 compared to 88,240 in the same period last year.
  • Starts supported by Apprenticeship Service Account (ASA) levy funds accounted for 67.0% (184,570).
  • Since May 2015 there have been 3,157,480 apprenticeship starts. Since May 2010 this total stands at 5,535,020.
  • Apprenticeship achievements increased by 20.1% to 105,600 compared to 87,920 reported for the same period in the previous year. Please note: COVID-19 restrictions and assessment flexibilities affected the timing of achievements, therefore care must be taken when comparing achievements between years as some achievements expected in a given academic year may have been delayed to the subsequent year.
  • Learner participation increased by 1.6% to 703,670 compared to 692,920 reported for the same period in the previous year.

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