The DfE has published the latest statistics covering apprenticeship starts, apprenticeship service registrations and commitments. The figures released show a drop in Apprenticeship numbers. Monthly Apprenticeship starts In December 2017 down from 16,700 apprenticeship starts, compared to 21,600 starts in 2016/17. Or 194,100 Apprenticeship starts for two quarters of 2017/2018 academic year compared to 258,800 Apprenticeship starts for the same period in 2016/17. Either way you ‘cut up’ the Apprenticeship start statistics are down between 22% – 25%. Click here for more information and analysis from FE News and here from FE Week.