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Published: 25th November 2022

Latest figures on apprenticeships

The Department for Education has published the latest statistics relating to apprenticeships. Below is a summary and a link to the data in full. Apprentices ...

The Department for Education has published the latest statistics relating to apprenticeships. Below is a summary and a link to the data in full.

Apprentices in England, AY 2021/22

Figures for the 2021/22 academic year show:

  • There were 349,190 starts, up by 8.6% from 2020/21
  • All-age (16+) apprenticeship participation was 740,350 – up by 3.8% from 2020/21
  • There were 137,220 achievements – down by 12.3% from 2020/21
  • Advanced apprenticeships accounted for nearly a half of starts (43.3% or 151,300 starts).
  • Higher apprenticeships accounted for nearly a third of starts (30.5% or 106,400 starts).
  • Under 19s accounted for 22.2% of starts (77,500).
  • Starts supported by Apprenticeship Service Account (ASA) levy funds accounted for 64.6% (225,600).
  • Apprenticeship standards made up 99.5% of starts (347,500).
  • Since May 2015 there have been 2,881,900 apprenticeship starts and since May 2010 this total stands at 5,259,400.

Of the 349,200 apprenticeship starts reported: 

  • Females account for 50.8% (177,300).
  • Apprentices aged Under 19 account for 22.2% (77,500).
  • 19 to 24-year-olds account for 30.5% (106,300).
  • Apprentices aged 25 and over account for 47.4% (165,300).
  • Ethnic groups (excluding white minorities) represent 14.7% (50,400).
  • Apprentices declaring a learner learning difficulty and/or disability (LLDD) account for 14% (47,500).

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