The latest data for apprenticeship and traineeships were released by the government this morning (25/3/21). The latest statistics provide provisional in-year apprenticeship and traineeship figures for the first two quarters of the 20/21 academic year (August 2020 to January 2021). It has been confirmed that this release will be updated to include data for the first three quarters of 2021 (August 2020 to April 2021) in July. This update includes the latest available apprenticeship service data, along with additional analysis relevant to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Impact of COVID-19 on reporting of FE and apprenticeship data.
The 2020/21 data covers a period affected by varying COVID-19 restrictions, and will have impacted on apprenticeship and traineeship learning and also provider reporting behaviour via the ILR. Therefore extra care should be taken when comparing and interpreting the data in this release.