Apprenticeships

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th December 2012.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new apprenticeships have been created since 2010 in (1) North East England, (2) Yorkshire and the Humber, and (3) North West England.

Photo of Baroness Garden of Frognal Baroness Garden of Frognal Lords Spokesperson (Department of Business, Innovation and Skills), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Table 1 shows the number of apprenticeship programme starts in the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, and the North West regions. Final data are shown for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years and provisional data are shown for the 2011-12 academic year.

Provisional data for the 2011-12 academic year provide an early view of performance and will change as further data returns are received from further education colleges and providers. They should not be directly compared with final year data from previous years. Figures for 2011-12 will be finalised in January 2013.

Table 1: Apprenticeship Programme Starts in North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, and North West Regions, 2009-10 to 2011-12 (Provisional)
Region 2009-10 (Final) 2010-11 (Final) 2011-12 (Provisional)
North East 18,510 34,550 37,760
Yorkshire and the Humber 36,530 55,800 61,460
North West 47,280 78,660 84,620

Source: Individualised Learner Record

Notes

1. All figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Geographic breakdowns are based upon the home postcode of the learner.

3. Figures are based on the geographic boundaries as of May 2010.

4. Provisional data for 2011-12 should not be directly compared with data for earlier years.

Information on the number of apprenticeship starts by geography is published in a supplementary table to a quarterly Statistical First Release (SFR). The latest SFR was published on 11 October 2012:

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

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