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Apprentices: Females

Department for Education written question – answered on 7th January 2020.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many women over the age of 60 have taken up apprenticeships in the last five years.

Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The number of women aged 60 and over that have started an apprenticeship from the 2014/15 academic year onwards is shown in the table below:

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Female, 60+ apprenticeship starts

1,690

1,780

1,900

980

980

Notes:

1) Volumes are rounded to the nearest ten.

2) The data source is the Individualised Learner Record (ILR).

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

4) Numbers are counted for the full, final academic years from August to July.

5) Apprenticeship starts include all funded and unfunded learners reported on the ILR.

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