Apprentices

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th July 2012.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

(1) how many young people started a level (a) 2 and (b) 3 apprenticeship programme in construction at the age of (i) 16, (ii) 17 and (iii) 18 in each of the last three years;

(2) how many people completed level (a) 2 and (b) 3 apprenticeship programmes in construction at the age of (i) under 19, (ii) 19 to 24 and (iii) 25 in each of the last three years.

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

Table 1 gives the number of apprenticeship programme starts in the "Construction, Planning and Built Environment" sector subject area by level and age for 2008/09 to 2010/11, the latest years for which final data are available. Table 2 gives the equivalent information for apprenticeship achievements.

Table 1: Apprenticeship programme starts in the construction, planning and built environment sector subject area by age and level, 2008/09 to 2010/11
  Intermediate (level 2) Advanced (level 3)
Age 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
16 4,790 3,680 3,690 1,380 890 1,060
17 4,430 4,140 3,730 1,370 1,120 1,100
18 2,860 2,840 2,940 3,490 3,000 3,270
Under 19 12,080 10,660 10,360 6,230 5,000 5,420
19-24 3,850 3,410 4,100 5,080 4,790 5,200
25+ 960 690 1,650 1,020 670 1,360
Total 16,890 14,760 16,110 12,330 10,450 11,980
Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Age is calculated based on age at start of the programme. 3. Figures include some apprentices aged under 16. Source: Individualised Learner Record
Table 2: Apprenticeship framework achievements in the construction, planning and the built environment sector subject area by age and level, 2008/09 to 2010/11
  Intermediate (level 2) Advanced (level 3)
Age 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
16 3,910 3,300 2,280 1,020 1,220 1,120
17 3,860 2,960 2,300 990 1,020 980
18 2,360 1,960 1,710 2,560 2,750 2,610
Under 19 10,130 8,220 6,290 4,570 4,990 4,710
19-24 3,240 2,640 2,350 3,940 4,100 4,010
25+ 300 480 480 150 400 560
Total 13,680 11,340 9,110 8,650 9,490 9,280
Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Age is calculated based on age at start of the programme. 3. Figures include some apprentices under 16. Source: Individualised Learner Record

Further breakdowns of the number of apprenticeship starts and achievements are published in supplementary table to the quarterly Post 16 Further Education and Skills Statistical First Release (SFR). The latest SFR was published on 28 June 2012:

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

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/statistics/statisticalfirstrelease/sfr_supplementary_tables/Apprenticeship_sfr_supplementary_tables/

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