Apprenticeship statistics 2019-20

The Department for Education has published apprenticeship statistics covering the full 2019-20 academic year (August 2019 to July 2020). They show a 46% decline in apprenticeship starts - 58,160 compared to 107,750 in 2018-19. This is unsurprising given the Covid-19 pandemic and there was a steep drop in starts from March 2020. There are encouraging signs that start numbers are picking up again now.

  • Learners aged 25 and over make up 62.2 per cent of starts; this was 54.6 per cent in the previous year.
  • Intermediate apprenticeships accounted for 25.9 per cent of starts; this was 36.4 per cent in 2018/19.
  • Higher apprenticeships accounted for 31.5 per cent of starts; this was 17.6 per cent in 2018/19.
  • 11.7% of learners declared a learning disability/difficulty