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House of Lords written question – answered on 31st October 2011.

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Photo of Lord Beecham Lord Beecham Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Health)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many apprenticeships have been created in the area formerly covered by the North East Regional Development Agency as a result of the Government's policy of encouraging the creation of 250,000 apprenticeships, according to each category of apprenticeship.

Photo of Baroness Wilcox Baroness Wilcox The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Table 1 shows the number of apprenticeship programme starts in the north-east region between May 2010 and July 2010 of the 2009-10 academic year based on final year data and full-year figures for the 2010-11 academic year based on provisional data, the latest period for which data are available.

Table 1: Apprenticeship Programme Starts in the North-east Region, May 2010 to July 2011 (Provisional)
2009-10 2010-11 Total
Quarter 4 May 2010 to July 2010 (Final) Full Year August 2010 to July 2011 (Provisional) May 2010 to July 2011 (Provisional)
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship (Level 2) 3,270 22,510 25,780
Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3) 1,270 11,390 12,650
Higher Apprenticeships (Level 4) 10 110 110
Total 4,550 34,000 38,550

Source: Individualised Learner Record


1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Geographic information is based upon home postcode of the learner.

3. Provisional estimates for 2010-11 cannot be compared with final figures for earlier years.

Information on the number of apprenticeship starts is published in a quarterly statistical first release (SFR). The latest SFR was published on 27 October 2011-

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