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Modern Apprenticeships

Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills who the 10 largest providers of Modern Apprenticeships were in 2002–03; how many contracted places there were with each of those providers; and what the individual success rates were of each of those providers, expressed as (a) the proportion of NVQs successfully passed out of those taken and (b) the proportion of Modern Apprenticeships successfully gained out of those started. [118935]

This is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council. John Harwood, the Council's Chief Executive, will write to my hon. Friend with the information requested and will place a copy of his reply in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when the full achievement rates for Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks for 2002–03 will be issued; and how those rates will be made available. [118939]

Data on Modern Apprenticeships are published by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) in Statistical First Releases (SFR). The next SFR is due to be published on 24 July 2003. Current plans are that this SFR will contain Modern Apprenticeship framework completion and NVQ achievement rates for the period August 2001 to July 2002. An early indication of figures for the period August 2002 to January 2003 is also planned. Framework completion and NVQ achievement rates for the whole period from August 2002 to July 2003 will not be available until December 2003.