Apprentices: Training

Department for Education written question – answered on 19th September 2018.

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Photo of Lord Sharkey Lord Sharkey Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 25 July (HL9666), why they do not monitor or collect information on the size of employers supported by contracts awarded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency for apprentice training.

Photo of Lord Sharkey Lord Sharkey Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 25 July (HL9666), who were the recipients of Education and Skills Funding Agency contracts for the training of apprentices; what was the value of each such contract; and which awardees subcontract such training, either wholly or partially.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) does not currently monitor or collect information on the size of employers supported by contracts awarded for apprenticeship training by these contracts.

The ESFA is currently reviewing the scope of information collected, with a view to including information about employers supported by contracts in future data collection.

The ESFA currently contracts with 713 training providers for an overall value of £562 million. Further details of these training providers is attached. These contracts run from January 2018 to March 2019, and support apprenticeship delivery for 16 to 18 year olds and adult learners.

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