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STATS: Regional Apprenticeship Programme Starts

Written by Charlotte Nancarrow on 6th March 2012
Posted in Work-Based Learning

The Data Service has released statistics on the Apprenticeship Programme starts across the UK regionally for Quarter 1 (provisional) compared against full-year numbers since 2005/06. This allows the sector and employers thinking about offering work-based learning to their existing employees or considering taking part in the Apprenticeship programmes to see that the Government is ploughing more money into the funding available for employees and that more are receiving the accredited recognition for the skills they deploy on a daily basis.

Region 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
Full Year Full Year Full Year Full Year Full Year Full Year Quarter 1
(provisional)
North East 13,460 12,640 16,650 17,230 18,510 34,550 10,600
North West 29,630 32,220 35,480 36,530 47,280 78,660 25,970
Yorkshire and The Humber 22,420 24,140 29,300 32,170 36,530 55,800 18,250
East Midlands 16,920 17,430 21,700 22,180 24,620 40,860 13,440
West Midlands 20,760 20,150 25,430 27,860 31,720 54,290 17,740
East of England 15,940 16,800 21,030 21,170 23,730 39,760 13,540
London 11,010 11,090 14,520 17,180 20,350 41,400 13,070
South East 23,440 26,520 32,160 35,040 39,120 58,340 20,120
South West 19,050 20,810 25,280 27,790 35,020 49,330 16,790
England Total 172,600 181,800 221,500 237,100 276,900 453,000 149,500
Other 2,350 2,640 3,220 2,810 2,790 4,220 2,140
Grand Total 175,000 184,400 224,800 239,900 279,700 457,200 151,700

Based on the provison figures for Quarter 1 it seems that there is potential that 600,000 Apprentices could start in this academic year. This would be an approximate uplife of just over 30% on last years numbers. Adding to this positive news is that numbers of learners across certain programmes have increased significantly such as Accounting, Hairdressing, Engineering, Construction and IT. The is similiar and even growth across all regions supporting the argument that provison is offered to all and not just directed the at economically challenged towns and cities.

The original data can be found on the Data Services website along with further statistics on sector area, age group, gender etc.

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/statistics/statisticalfirstrelease/sfr_supplementary_tables/Apprenticeship_sfr_supplementary_tables/

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