Personal Care Services: Apprentices

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Sharp of Guildford Baroness Sharp of Guildford Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many and what proportion of (1) 16 year-olds, (2) 17 year-olds, and (3) 18 year-olds started an apprenticeship in England in 2012–13 and 2013–14 in hairdressing and barbering.

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

Table one shows the number apprenticeship starts for ages 16, 17 and 18 in 2012/13 and 2013/14 in the hairdressing and barbering frameworks. Information on the proportion of each age group that start an apprenticeship is not available from the official data.

Table 1 Apprenticeship Starts by Age and Framework, 2012/13 to 2013/14

Framework

Age

2012/13

2013/14

Barbering

16

70

100

17

200

180

18

360

350

Hairdressing

16

4,100

3,890

17

3,170

3,200

18

3,100

3,060

Notes

1) The source is the Individualised Learner Record.

2) Volumes are rounded to the nearest 10.

3) Age is calculated based on age at start of the programme.

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