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Apprentices

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people of each sex have participated in apprenticeships of each type since 2000. (322635)

Table 1 shows apprenticeship starts by gender and level, for learners aged under 19 at the start of their programme. Figures are given for 2003/04 onwards, the earliest year for which comparable data are available.

Table 1: Apprenticeship programme starts by gender and level for under 19-year-olds, 2003/04 to 2008/09

Female

Male

Total

Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Total female

Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Total male

Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Grand total

2003/04

41,400

6,600

48,000

41,600

18,600

60,200

83,000

25,200

108,300

2004/05

41,700

7,000

48,600

46,000

18,900

64,900

87,600

25,900

113,500

2005/06

37,200

6,600

43,800

39,900

15,800

55,700

77,100

22,400

99,500

2006/07

37,500

7,500

45,000

43,300

17,400

60,600

80,800

24,800

105,600

2007/08

36,700

7,500

44,200

45,300

18,100

63,400

82,000

25,500

107,600

2008/09

35,400

7,800

43,200

38,800

17,400

56,200

74,200

25,200

99,400

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.

2. Figures are based on age at start of programme. Figures include learners aged 16-18 years old and a small number of under 16s.

3. Figures for Advanced Apprenticeships include a small number of Higher Level Apprenticeships.

Source:

Individualised Learner Record

Information on the number of Apprenticeship starts is published in a quarterly statistical first release (SFR). The latest SFR was published on 17 December:

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/statistics/sfrdec09