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Apprenticeships

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps he is taking to improve the advice available to young people on apprenticeships; and if he will make a statement. (177264)

My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, published a range of measures to improve information, advice and guidance to young people in his Children's Plan. In addition, the Education and Skills Bill, currently before the House, will ensure that all young people receive good information about all routes post-16, including apprenticeships.

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many apprenticeships were offered by (a) central Government, (b) local government and (c) other public bodies in each year since 1997. (175749)

There are over 200 different apprenticeship or advanced apprenticeship frameworks on offer to potential learners across more than 80 industry sectors. However, there exists no definitive classification of frameworks by sector of employer.