This data is based on an apprentice’s individualised learner record (ILR), which is submitted by further education (FE) providers to the ESFA. The ILR uses administrative data collected about apprentices by FE providers.
Data about apprentices’ demographics and the type of learning they're doing is used by ESFA to allocate funding. Ethnicity data is completed by the apprentices, and no adjustments are made by the learning provider.
Data on apprentices that forms part of the Employer Ownership Pilot (EOP) is gathered from employers in the same format as the ILR and included in the ILR dataset.
Suppression rules and disclosure control
Participant numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10 to avoid identification of individuals.
Numbers less than 5 have been suppressed.
Participant numbers up to and including 2011/12 are rounded to the nearest 10. From 2012/13, participant numbers are rounded to the nearest 100.Quality and methodology information
Further technical information
All providers must send records for apprentices financed by Advanced Learner Loans. Training organisations are asked to send details of apprenticeships that are not funded by the ESFA where they are delivered within the terms of a ESFA contract. For higher and degree level apprenticeships, higher education institutions must send an ILR return for all apprenticeship standards and for 16-18 apprenticeship frameworks. Read more about the individual learning record (ILR).