Statistics on participation and learner outcomes in the further education and skills sector, including apprenticeships, reported for January 2014 to present.

Additional breakdowns of this data are available in the FE data library. If you need help finding a specific dataset, please use the table finder tool to search for different breakdowns.

Replacement of in-year further education and apprenticeship publications

Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on further education and apprenticeship training activity, and the reporting of data, the Department for Education replaced the planned further in-year statistics releases after the ‘Apprenticeships and traineeships: April 2020’ release. We will publish the end-of-year releases normally published in November, but replacing the remaining in-year dates enables us to provide releases with more relevant information to cover the period affected by the outbreak.

We intend to make headline statistics such as apprenticeship starts available on a regular basis, and to similar timescales to those currently, but we intend to repurpose our releases to focus on the most relevant information available. Please read the ‘main text’ documents in the latest release for more information on the replacement to publications and request for user feedback.

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Read Statistics at DfE to find out about any changes.

Changes to further education and skills statistics

We will move all our further education and apprenticeship releases to a new platform during 2020. These plans are detailed in the ‘main text’ documents in the latest releases.

You can view the latest quarterly further education and apprenticeship data, which includes further breakdowns of the headline apprenticeship data published in June.

Latest releases

The most recent statistics covering apprenticeship starts, apprenticeship service registrations, learner participation and achievements in the further education and skills sector.

  1. Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2020
    • Official Statistics
  2. Further education and skills: July 2020
    • National Statistics
  3. Apprenticeships in England by industry characteristics 2018 to 2019
    • Official Statistics
  4. Further education outcome-based success measures: 2016 to 2017
    • Official Statistics
  5. Further education for benefit claimants in England: 2017 to 2018
    • Official Statistics

Apprenticeships and traineeships - older data

Earlier statistics covering the number of apprenticeships and traineeships in England.

  1. Apprenticeships and traineeships: June 2020
    • Official Statistics
  2. Apprenticeships and traineeships: May 2020
    • Official Statistics
  3. Apprenticeship and traineeships: April 2020
    • Official Statistics
  4. Apprenticeships and traineeships: March 2020
    • National Statistics
  5. Apprenticeships and traineeships: February 2020
    • Official Statistics
  6. Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2020
    • National Statistics
  7. Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2019
    • National Statistics
  8. Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2019
    • National Statistics
  9. Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2018
    • National Statistics
  10. Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2018
    • National Statistics

FE and skills - older data

Earlier statistics covering post-16 learner participation and achievements in further education (FE) and skills training.

  1. Further education and skills: March 2020
    • National Statistics
  2. Further education and skills: January 2020
    • National Statistics
  3. Further education and skills: November 2019
    • National Statistics
  4. Further education and skills: March 2019
    • National Statistics
  5. Further education and skills: November 2018
    • National Statistics
  6. Further education and skills: March 2018
    • National Statistics
  7. Further education and skills: November 2017
    • National Statistics
  8. Further education and skills: October 2017
    • National Statistics
  9. Further education and skills: July 2017
    • National Statistics
  10. Further education and skills: March 2017
    • National Statistics
  11. Further education and skills: January 2017
    • National Statistics
  12. Further education and skills: November 2016
    • National Statistics
  13. Further education and skills: statistical first release October 2016
    • National Statistics
  14. Further education and skills: statistical first release June 2016
    • National Statistics
  15. Further education and skills: statistical first release March 2016
    • National Statistics
  16. Further education and skills: statistical first release January 2016
    • National Statistics
  17. Further education and skills: statistical first release November 2015
    • National Statistics
  18. Further education and skills: statistical first release October 2015
    • National Statistics
  19. Further education and skills: statistical first release June 2015
    • National Statistics
  20. Further education and skills: statistical first release March 2015
    • National Statistics
  21. Further education and skills: statistical first release January 2015
    • National Statistics
  22. Further education and skills: statistical first release November 2014
    • National Statistics
  23. Further education and skills: statistical first release October 2014
    • National Statistics
  24. Further education and skills: statistical first release June 2014
    • National Statistics
  25. Further education and skills: statistical first release March 2014
    • National Statistics
  26. Further education and skills: statistical first release January 2014
    • National Statistics

Apprenticeships and levy - older data

Earlier releases covering the number of apprenticeship starts and apprenticeship service registrations. These statistics are released monthly.

  1. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2019
    • Official Statistics
  2. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: August 2019
    • Official Statistics
  3. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: July 2019
    • Official Statistics
  4. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: May 2019
    • Official Statistics
  5. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: April 2019
    • Official Statistics
  6. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2019
    • Official Statistics
  7. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: February 2019
    • Official Statistics
  8. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2019
    • Official Statistics
  9. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: December 2018
    • Official Statistics
  10. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: November 2018
    • Official Statistics
  11. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2018
    • Official Statistics
  12. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: September 2018
    • Official Statistics
  13. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: August 2018
    • Official Statistics
  14. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: July 2018
    • Official Statistics
  15. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: June 2018
    • Official Statistics
  16. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: May 2018
    • Official Statistics
  17. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: April 2018
    • Official Statistics
  18. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2018
    • Official Statistics
  19. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: February 2018
    • Official Statistics
  20. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2018
    • Official Statistics

Public sector apprenticeships in England - older data

  1. Public sector apprenticeships in England: 2017 to 2018
    • Official Statistics

Apprenticeship service stats - discontinued dataset

Experimental statistics on the use of the apprenticeship service after changes to the system were introduced in May 2017.This release was replaced by monthly ‘Apprenticeship and levy statistics’ from January 2018.

  1. Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to October 2017
    • Official Statistics
  2. Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to September 2017
    • Official Statistics
  3. Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments: August 2017
    • Official Statistics
  4. Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to July 2017
    • Official Statistics
  5. Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to June 2017
    • Official Statistics
  6. Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to May 2017
    • Official Statistics
  7. Public sector apprenticeships in England: 2017 to 2018
    • Official Statistics
Published 13 September 2016
Last updated 30 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2020'.

  2. Added 'Further education and skills: July 2020' to the collection.

  3. Added 'Apprenticeships and traineeships: June 2020' to the collection.

  4. Added 'Apprenticeships and traineeships: May 2020' to the collection.

  5. Added ‘Apprenticeships and traineeships: April 2020’ to the collection along with an update on publications in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

  6. Added ‘Further education and skills: March 2020’ and ‘Apprenticeships and traineeships: March 2020'. Added 'Further Education for Benefit Claimants, England: 2017 to 2018' and removed the 2016 to 2017 release.

  7. Replaced 'Apprenticeships in England by industry characteristics' with the latest version 'Apprenticeships in England by industry characteristics 2018 to 2019'.

  8. Added ‘Apprenticeships and traineeships: February 2020'.

  9. Added ‘Further education and skills: January 2020’ and ‘Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2020’ to the collection.

  10. Added Further education and skills: November 2019 to Latest releases. Added Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2019 to the Apprenticeships and levy - older data Added Further education and skills: March 2019 to the FE and skills - older data Added Public sector apprenticeships in England: 2017 to 2018 to new section Public sector apprenticeships in England - older data

  11. Updated the page to indicate forthcoming changes to our statistics publication.

  12. Added Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2019

  13. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: August 2019' to latest releases.

  14. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: July 2019' to latest releases. Moved May 2019 release to older data group.

  15. Added 'Apprenticeship and traineeships: July 2019'.

  16. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: May 2019'.

  17. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: April 2019'.

  18. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2019' and 'Further education and skills: March 2019 to latest releases.

  19. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: February 2019'.

  20. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2019'.

  21. Added 'Apprenticeship and traineeships: January 2019' to latest releases.

  22. Added Apprenticeship and levy statistics: December 2018 to latest releases. Moved Apprenticeship and levy statistics: November 2018 to older data.

  23. Added 'Further education and skills: November 2018' and 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: November 2018' to latest releases.

  24. Added 'Public sector apprenticeships in England: 2017 to 2018'.

  25. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2018' to the collection.

  26. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: September 2018' to the collection.

  27. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: August 2018' to the collection

  28. Added the 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: July 2018' and 'Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2018' publications.

  29. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: June 2018' to the collection.

  30. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: May 2018' to the collection and updated the introductory section to explain publication changes.

  31. Added 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: April 2018' along with amended contact details.

  32. Added 'Further education and skills: March 2018' and 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2018' to the collection.

  33. February 2018 release showing the latest monthly apprenticeship service registrations and commitments and monthly apprenticeship starts for 2017 to 2018 academic year.

  34. Added 'Apprenticeships and traineeships: January 2018' and 'Apprenticeship and levy statistics: January 2018' to the collection.

  35. Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to October 2017

  36. Added 'Further education and skills: November 2017', which includes information about planned changes to this and other further education statistics releases.

  37. Change to include latest statistics from the apprenticeship service which includes registered apprenticeship service accounts and commitments, reported to 30 September 2017.

  38. Added 'Further education and skills: October 2017'.

  39. Added 'Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments: August 2017'.

  40. Added apprenticeship service statistics to 31 July 2017.

  41. Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to June 2017 added.

  42. Added a request for feedback as part of a development review for the statistical first release.

  43. Added 'Further education and skills: July 2017' and 'Apprenticeship service registrations and commitments to May 2017'.

  44. Update to include the March 2017 SFR

  45. Updated to include January 2017 release on 26 January 2017.

  46. Further education and skills: November 2016 added to collection on 17 November 2016.

  47. New page titled Further education and skills: statistical first release October 2016 added to collection on 6 October 2016.

  48. First published.

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