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Includes data by region of domicile, apprenticeship learning programme type, age group, sector, and gender for November 2019 to January 2020.

These quarterly statistics, published on StatsWales with complementary dashboards present information on the number apprenticeship learning programmes started. Includes data by region of domicile, programme type, age group, sector, gender, ethnicity, disability and academic year.

2019/20 Q2 (November 2019 to January 2020) data is provisional. Data for earlier quarters are final. Provisional figures will be produced on a quarterly basis with final data published in February 2021. 

Main points from the latest data

  • There were 5,070 apprenticeship learning programmes started in 2019/20 Q2 compared with 5,455 in 2018/19 Q2, a decrease of 7%. The number of apprenticeship starts regularly fluctuates from one period to the next.
  • In 2019/20 Q2, Healthcare and Public Services was the most popular broad sector. 43% of all apprenticeship learning programmes started, compared to 39% in Q2 the previous year. 
  • In 2019/20 Q2, around 63% of all apprenticeship learning programmes started were by female learners, similar to Q2 in the previous year.
  • The Welsh Government has a target for 100,000 apprenticeships over the course of this Assembly (2016 to 2021). This is assessed using a more rigorous measure which takes account of early drop outs (within first 8 weeks) and transfers between apprenticeship records. Under this measure, 4,640 apprenticeship learning programmes were started in 2019/20 Q2 and 92,170 since the target was introduced.


Datasets and interactive tools


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