Apprentices: Higher Education

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship places are currently supported at each university and higher education college.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes The Minister for Universities and Science, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Information on the number of apprentices that have been taken on by universities and higher education colleges as staff members is not available.

Information is available on apprenticeships in the broader education sector. There were 4,070 apprenticeship programme starts in the Education and Training Sector Subject Area in 2010/11, the latest year for which final data are available.

Information on the number of apprenticeship starts is published in a quarterly Statistical First Release (SFR). The latest SFR was published on 29 March 2012:

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/statistics/statisticalfirstrelease/sfr_current

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