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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Apprentices

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 142419, tabled on 9 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what levels of apprenticeships are offered by his Department; and how many apprenticeship starts there were at each level in each of the last three years.

Answered on

17 May 2018

Defra currently offers apprenticeships ranging from Level 2 (Business Administration) through to a Level 7 qualification in Finance.

Since April 2016 there have been 79 apprenticeship starts in Defra, broken down against scheme level as follows:

2016/17

Name

Level

Equivalent Educational Level

Number of Starts

Advanced

3

A Level

29

Higher

4, 5, 6 & 7

Foundation Degree and above

4*

*3 at Level 4 and 1 at Level 5

2017/18

Name

Level

Equivalent Educational Level

Number of Starts

Advanced

3

A Level

16

Higher

4, 5, 6 & 7

Foundation Degree and above

30

Data on apprentices was not held centrally in 2015 so we are unable to provide information for that year.