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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Learning programmes for Foundation Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships
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Academic year<br />                    <br />                    Academic years run from 1 August of the initial year to 31 July of the following year.<br />                <br />                [Filtered]
[Collapse]Age group                    <br />                                        <br />                    <br />                    This dimension gives the age of the learner at 31 August of the academic year. <br />                <br />                <br />                <br />                <br />                [Filtered]
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[Collapse]Region of domicile                    <br />                                        <br />                    <br />                    This dimension gives the local authority of domicile of the learner, and has been calculated using their recorded home postcode. The 22 local authorities in Wales are grouped under four regions.<br />                <br />                <br />                <br />                <br />                [Filtered]
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Region of domicile 3[Filter]
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Programme type 1
[Collapse]Sector                    <br />                                        The sector reflects the type of work and training being undertaken by the learner and is directly related to the qualification being studied for. The sector groupings can be broken down into individual sector frameworks. Any sector framework with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year is grouped under \'Other Sector Frameworks\' for the corresponding sector grouping. <br />                <br />                <br />                [Filter]
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Sector 2
[Collapse]All apprenticeship programmesIncludes Foundation Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships, Higher Apprenticeships, and MSDs.Click here to sortAll apprenticeship programmesIncludes Foundation Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships, Higher Apprenticeships, and MSDs.
Click here to sortFoundation Apprenticeship (Level 2)Click here to sortApprenticeship (Level 3)Click here to sortHigher Apprenticeship / MSD (Level 4+)MSDs (Modern Skills Diplomas) were replaced by Higher Apprenticeships for programmes starting on or after August 2011.
[Collapse]All ProgrammesIncludes programmes where the sector is not provided or not applicable.34,25037,52517,16088,935
All ProgrammesIncludes programmes where the sector is not provided or not applicable.[Expand]Rail Infrastructure Engineering90.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable90
[Collapse]Agriculture630530351,195
AgricultureAgriculture1253515180
Animal Care14570.The data item is not applicable215
Equine14510020275
Horticulture14050.The data item is not applicable185
Veterinary Nursing.The data item is not applicable225.The data item is not applicable225
Other Sector Frameworks - AgricultureIncludes any sectors in the broader sector grouping with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year.8045.The data item is not applicable125
[Collapse]Construction5,7605,50536011,625
ConstructionConstruction.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Construction (Building - excluding Specialist)2,730765.The data item is not applicable3,495
Construction (Specialist)56065.The data item is not applicable630
Construction (Civil Engineering) - Apprenticeship.The data item is not applicable50.The data item is not applicable50
Construction (Civil Engineering) - Foundation Apprenticeship Direct Entry515.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable515
Construction Management.The data item is not applicable*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication125125
Construction (Technical and Professional).The data item is not applicable150.The data item is not applicable150
Electrotechnical.The data item is not applicable3,190.The data item is not applicable3,190
Fencing.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Heating and Ventilation10090.The data item is not applicable195
Housing95300.The data item is not applicable395
Plumbing and Heating1,625805.The data item is not applicable2,435
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Construction Management Level 4.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable4040
Construction Management - Quantity Surveying.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable4545
Other Sector Frameworks - ConstructionIncludes any sectors in the broader sector grouping with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year.1308580305
[Collapse]Engineering3,6155,3154059,340
EngineeringAdvanced Engineering Construction.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Engineering.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Engineering Manufacture1,0004,085.The data item is not applicable5,085
Engineering Manufacture - Higher Apprenticeship.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable215215
Extractives and Mineral Processing Operations.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Improving Operational Performance (Engineering Direct Entry)490.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable490
Operations and Quality Improvement.The data item is not applicable255.The data item is not applicable255
Process Manufacturing3055.The data item is not applicable85
Rail Engineering (Track)445.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable445
Vehicle Body and Paint Operations18570.The data item is not applicable250
Vehicle Fitting.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair1,280655.The data item is not applicable1,935
Vehicle Parts4530.The data item is not applicable75
Advanced Engineering Manufacture.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable5050
Other Sector Frameworks - EngineeringIncludes any sectors in the broader sector grouping with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year.6055145260
[Collapse]Manufacturing1,125305201,450
ManufacturingFood and Drink57530020895
Improving Operational Performance500.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable500
Industrial Applications.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Other Sector Frameworks - ManufacturingIncludes any sectors in the broader sector grouping with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year.55*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication.The data item is not applicable60
[Collapse]Transportation200135.The data item is not applicable335
TransportationDriving Goods Vehicles180*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication.The data item is not applicable185
Other Sector Frameworks - TransportationIncludes any sectors in the broader sector grouping with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year.15*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication.The data item is not applicable30
[Collapse]Management and Professional4903,6756,64510,810
Management and ProfessionalFacilities Management8514080315
Human Resource Management.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable380380
Learning and Development.The data item is not applicable255.The data item is not applicable255
Legal Services.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Management3752,7554,8758,000
Management - Higher Apprenticeship.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Digital Learning Design.The data item is not applicable470.The data item is not applicable470
Other Sector Frameworks - Management and ProfessionalIncludes any sectors in the broader sector grouping with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year.*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication256095
[Collapse]Business Administration2,0153,8952,2208,135
Business AdministrationAccounting3904304401,260
Business and Administration9401,4756603,070
Contact Centre Operations.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Information Technology and Electronic Services.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
IT Users50445.The data item is not applicable495
IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals33028580700
Project Management.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable750750
Providing Financial Services105305.The data item is not applicable405
Retail Financial Services.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools180735.The data item is not applicable915
Teaching Assistants.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Data Analytics.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable230230
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and School Sport.The data item is not applicable140.The data item is not applicable140
Other Sector Frameworks - Business AdministrationIncludes any sectors in the broader sector grouping with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year.258565175
[Collapse]Retailing and Customer Service945725801,750
Retailing and Customer ServiceCustomer Service455455.The data item is not applicable905
Retail235155.The data item is not applicable390
Sales and Telesales.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Warehousing and Storage23065.The data item is not applicable300
Other Sector Frameworks - Retailing and Customer ServiceIncludes any sectors in the broader sector grouping with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year.*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5080160
[Collapse]Leisure, Sport and Travel7001,6051102,410
Leisure, Sport and TravelActive Leisure and Learning.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Activity Leadership45.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable45
Advanced Fitness.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Exercise and Fitness340465.The data item is not applicable805
Leisure Management*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication185.The data item is not applicable185
Leisure Operations.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Playwork2657451101,120
Sporting Excellence.The data item is not applicable85.The data item is not applicable85
Travel Services.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Sports Development.The data item is not applicable125.The data item is not applicable125
Other Sector Frameworks - Leisure, Sport and TravelIncludes any sectors in the broader sector grouping with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year.40*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication.The data item is not applicable*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
[Collapse]Hospitality1,6101,1102052,920
HospitalityCraft Cuisine.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Hospitality and Catering1,4851,075.The data item is not applicable2,565
Hospitality Management.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable190190
Licensed Hospitality9510.The data item is not applicable115
Other Sector Frameworks - HospitalityIncludes any sectors in the broader sector grouping with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year.2515*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication50
[Collapse]Hair and Beauty1,820770352,630
Hair and BeautyBarbering355155.The data item is not applicable510
Beauty Therapy200125*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication330
Hairdressing1,235460301,720
Nail Services.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Other Sector Frameworks - Hair and BeautyIncludes any sectors in the broader sector grouping with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year.3035.The data item is not applicable70
[Collapse]Healthcare and Public Services15,32013,4456,85035,610
Healthcare and Public ServicesChildrens Care, Learning And Development1,3802,670254,080
Cleaning and Environmental Services5510.The data item is not applicable65
Dental Nursing.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Early Years Care and Education.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Emergency Fire Service Operations.The data item is not applicable300.The data item is not applicable300
Health - Clinical Healthcare Support335810.The data item is not applicable1,150
Health - Dental Nursing.The data item is not applicable995.The data item is not applicable995
Health - Healthcare Support Services16035.The data item is not applicable195
Health - Pharmacy Services.The data item is not applicable170.The data item is not applicable170
Health and Social Care12,9507,990*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication20,945
Information Advice and Guidance.The data item is not applicable1501,8051,955
Professional Framework in Advanced Practice in Social Care.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable510510
Professional Framework in Childrens Care, Learning and Development.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1,0101,010
Professional Framework in Leadership and Management in Social Care.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1,0701,070
Security Systems.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Sustainable Resource Management35521095650
Youth Work.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Associate Ambulance Practitioner.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable185185
Professional Practice in Health and Social Care.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable685685
Leadership and Management of Health and Social Care.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable490490
Professional Practice in Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development.The data item is not applicable*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication570570
Leadership and Management of Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable165165
Professional Framework in Leadership and Management in Social Care - Second Pathway.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable4545
Professional Framework in Childrens Care, Learning and Development - Second Pathway.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Other Sector Frameworks - Healthcare and Public ServicesIncludes any sectors in the broader sector grouping with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year.8595140320
[Collapse]Media and Design30505190725
Media and DesignCreative and Digital Media.The data item is not applicable50*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication55
Social Media and Digital Marketing.The data item is not applicable395180570
Other Sector Frameworks - Media and DesignIncludes any sectors in the broader sector grouping with fewer than 40 programmes in the academic year.306015105

Metadata

Title

Apprenticeship programmes in work-based learning in Wales

Last update

28 February 2023 28 February 2023

Next update

February 2024

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Lifelong Learning Wales Record, Welsh Government

Contact email

post16ed.stats@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Weblinks

http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/further-education-work-based-learning-community-learning-statistics/ - Further education, work-based learning and community learning statistics: an annual publication which this table provides part of a digital alternative with improved interactivity. Previous publications of this release provide data for the academic years 2006/07 - 2011/12, and there are no current plans to update this table to include data previous to 2012/13.

Keywords

Lifelong Learning Wales Record LLWR Work Based Learning WBL Apprenticeship Apprenticeships Post 16 P16

Statistical quality

Statisticians within the Welsh Government review the data and query any anomalies with the LLWR data collection team and, where relevant, with learning providers before tables are published.

The LLWR data underlying this table are intended to be final, for non-funding purposes.

General description

This table provides the number of apprenticeship programmes provided in Wales. The data includes work-based learning (WBL) that is delivered by further education institutions and also WBL delivered by other training providers.

The apprenticeship programmes can be broken down by sector frameworks or broader sector categories, with each sector framework being assigned to a particular sector category. Any sector frameworks with fewer than 40 apprenticeship programmes in the academic year are grouped under 'Other Sector Frameworks' for the sector category they would appear under.

All figures are rounded to the nearest multiple of 5. Any values greater than 0 and less than 5 have been suppressed and replaced with an asterisk (*).


Data collection and calculation

From 2016/17 onwards all data in the table is calculated using the month 5 freeze of the Lifelong Learning Wales Record (LLWR). This freeze is produced close to the end of the December after the academic year in question finishes. For example, the freeze containing the 2016/17 data was taken close to the end of December 2017.
Prior to 2016/17 data in the table was calculated using the month 7 freeze of the Lifelong Learning Wales Record (LLWR). This freeze was produced close to the end of the February after the academic year in question finishes. For example, the freeze containing the 2015/16 data was taken close to the end of February 2017.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data in the table is presented on an academic year basis, which runs from 1st August - 31st July.

Users, uses and context

The data in this table are used both within and outside the Welsh Government to monitor educational trends and as a baseline for further analysis of the underlying data. Some of the key users are:

Ministers and the Members Research Service in the National Assembly for Wales
Officials in the Welsh Government
Other government departments
Further Education Institutions, Work-Based Learning providers and local authorities
Estyn, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education and Training in Wales
Students, researchers, and academics
Individual citizens, private companies, and the media

These statistics are used in a variety of ways. Some examples of these are:

General background and research
Inclusion in reports and briefings
Advice to Ministers
Informing and evaluating the education policy-making process in Wales

LLWR data are used to underpin funding and performance reports for learning providers, to calculate NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) figures and in student finance modelling.

Rounding applied

All figures in the table have been rounded to the closest multiple of 5. All non-zero values less than 5 have been suppressed and are denoted by an asterisk (*).