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Apprentices: Disadvantaged

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many 16 to 18 year old apprentices whose families had previously been in receipt of welfare payments there were in each of the last three years.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education), Minister for Women

We do not hold information on whether apprentices come from families who had previously been in receipt of welfare payments.

Latest information on the number of apprenticeships starts collected from the Single Individualised Learner Record by age group is published here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/further-education-and-skills-november-2017

The department publishes information on outcome based success measures for those completing apprenticeships and further education training and also on further education learners claiming benefits:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/further-education-outcome-based-success-measures-2014-to-2015

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/further-education-for-benefit-claimants-2015-to-2016

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