To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeship starts have taken place on each apprenticeship standard in each month since the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year.
4 February 2019
The department publishes apprenticeship starts for each apprenticeship standard by month alongside the monthly Apprenticeships and Levy Statistics publication. Data can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/773828/201819_January_MonthlyAppStartsFwk_FINAL.xlsx.
To achieve a standard, the learner must pass the end-point assessment. There were 2,800 completions (completed training) and 2,700 achievements on standards in the 2017/18 academic year and 2,000 completions and 1,800 achievements reported to date in the first quarter of the 2018/19 academic year (August to October 2018). There are several reasons that an apprentice may have been recorded as completed without being recorded as achieved, including that they are waiting for their end-point assessment to be completed or awaiting a re-sit for their end-point assessment. Breakdowns of completions and achievements on individual standards in 2017/18 and Q1 2018/19 reported to date are available in the attached file. Achievements data for all apprenticeships is published here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/772385/Apprenticeship-starts-ach-framework-standard-tool_201415-Q1201819_Jan2019_v1.xlsx.