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Apprentices: Dyslexia

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 16121, tabled on 13 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what data his Department collects on the (a) number of apprenticeship providers which provide support to apprentices who have been assessed as dyslexic and (b) quality of that support.

Answered on

23 November 2015

Information on the number of providers that support apprentices who have self-declared a learning difficulty, including dyslexia, is collected through the Individualised Learner Record. We publish data showing the proportion of further education learners who have self-declared a learning difficulty or disability for individual providers in a supplementary table to our Statistical First Release: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-local-authority-tables. We do not publish this information specifically for apprentices or broken down to the individual type of learning difficulty or disability.


Ofsted inspects apprenticeship providers and reports on overall performance including equality and diversity. The Common Inspection Framework requires inspectors to pay particular attention to the outcomes for disabled children and learners and those who have special educational needs. In addition, inspectors evaluate the extent to which leaders, managers and governors actively promote equality and diversity, tackle bullying and discrimination and narrow any gaps in achievement between different groups of children and learners.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills