Apprenticeships (Preston)

Education and Skills written question – answered on 27 April 2004.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many residents of Preston have undertaken apprenticeships in each of the last five years.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Skills and Vocational Education)

The information requested is not available at parliamentary constituency level. Nor is the information available on a consistent geographical basis over the last five years. However, the following table shows the number of starts on modern apprenticeships in the Lancashire LSC area between April 2001 and the end of July 2003, as well as the number of starts from April 1996 to March 2001 in the two TECs that amalgamated into Lancashire LSC—ELTEC and LAWTEC.

Time period 1 and TEC/LSC Advanced MA Foundation MA
April 1998 to March 1999
ELTEC 1,000 400
LAWTEC 1,600 100
April 1999 to March 2000
ELTEC 800 1,100
LAWTEC 1,900 1,800
April 2000 to March 2001
ELTEC 900 1,300
LAWTEC 1,800 2,100
April 2001 to July 2002
Lancashire LSC 1,900 4,100
August 2002 to July 2003
Lancashire LSC 1,500 3,300

(25) TECs reported the figures in financial years. LSC reports figures in academic years. The first LSC 'year' was 16 months in order to bring the financial year figures into line with academic years.

Sources:

TEC Management Information

LSC Individualised Learner Record

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