The latest available apprenticeship starts data for the 2020/21 academic year covers 01 August to 31 October 2020, reported to date, and shows there were 91,100 apprenticeship starts. For the same period in 2019/20 there were 125,800 starts and in 2018/19 there were 132,000 starts.
Finalised figures for the first 6 months (01 August to 31 January) of the 2019/20 and 2018/19 academic years show there were 220,400 and 235,200 apprenticeship starts respectively.
Further breakdowns of these apprenticeship starts figures can be found in our Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2020 statistics publication, available here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/apprenticeships-and-traineeships/2020-21.
The next publication of apprenticeship statistics (covering 01 August to 30 November 2020) will be the Apprenticeship and traineeships: February 2020 statistics publication, available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/announcements/apprenticeships-and-traineeships-february-2021.