Latest provisional figures for the 2020/21 academic year show:
Since May 2015 there have been 2,464,400 apprenticeship starts and since May 2010 this total stands at 4,841,900
Higher apprenticeships accounted for nearly a third of starts (31.9% or 80,700 starts)
Intermediate apprenticeships accounted for a quarter of starts (25.4% or 64,300 starts)
Under 19s accounted for 21.0% of starts (53,100)
Starts supported by Apprenticeship Service Account (ASA) levy funds accounted for 62.1% (157,300) – please see ‘About these statistics’ for more information about ASA levy funds
Apprenticeship standards made up 98.5% of starts (249,400).