[holding answer 16 April 2007]: Data on Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships are collected on the Learning and Skills Council’s (LSC) Individualised Learner Record (ILR). As reported in the answer of 26 March 2007, Official Report, column 1272W, this can record all of the individual learning aims that an Apprentice is undertaking as part of the framework, including those identified as separate technical certificates. However, although in principle it is possible to identify those learners who have achieved both the full framework and a technical certificate, the required information is not contained on the framework record which is used to calculate success rates. The analysis would require the creation of a new methodology for bringing the information on technical certificates forward from the raw data to the framework record. The undertaking of this work would require a significant resource in terms of analyst time and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Additionally it is not possible to identify those learners who have already obtained the technical certificate through prior learning.