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 what proportion of apprentices who completed a Level 2 programme in construction before their 19th birthday progressed to start a Level 3 construction programme 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 following information for the “Construction, Planning and Built Environment” sector subject area:

(i) the number of apprentices who successfully completed a Level 2 apprenticeship in the 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 academic years while they were aged 18 or under; and

(ii) the number and proportion of these apprentices who then progressed to start a Level 3 apprenticeship. The figures on Level 3 apprenticeship starts relate to any ages and include provisional data for the 2011/12 academic year. Provisional data will change as further data returns are received from further education colleges and providers. Provisional data for 2011/12 data will be finalised in January 2013.

Table 1: Progression from a Level 2 to a Level 3 Apprenticeship in the construction, planning and the built environment sector subject area, 2008/09 to 2010/11
  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
Number successfully completing a Level 2 Apprenticeship while aged 18 and under 5,730 4,820 3,570
Of which progressed to Level 3 Apprenticeship (number) 2,500 2,180 1,690
Of which progressed to Level 3 Apprenticeship (proportion) 44 45 47
Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Age of the learner is based on age at completion of Level 2 Apprenticeship. Apprenticeship achievements by age are usually based on age at the start of the programme, so these figures will not match other published counts of achievements. 3. Years are based on completion date of the Level 2 Apprenticeship. The Level 3 Apprenticeship could have started in any year, including the first nine months of the 2011/12 academic year. 2011/12 data Is provisional and will be revised. Provisional data for 2011/12 data will be finalised in January 2013. Source: Individualised Learner Record

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

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