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Institute for Apprenticeships - a year in numbers

This month, the Institute celebrates its first birthday – looking back at their achievements so far .

  • Since developing an employer-led approach, and switching from apprenticeship frameworks to standards, there are now 256 standards across 15 occupational routes. A further 276 standards are currently in development.

  • Although we’re still in our infancy, we’ve achieved a considerable amount in our first year.

  • We’ve worked with over 2500 businesses of all sizes to develop apprenticeship standards that are rigorous, future-proofed and meet the needs of employers and apprentices alike.

  • We’ve built up a network of over 100 industry leaders across 15 sectors to make up our route panels – ensuring each apprenticeship standard approved meets robust industry requirements.

  • A year ago starts on standards represented around 3% of all starts. That figure is now approaching 40%.

  • Increased proportions of apprentices are starting on higher level apprenticeships (levels 3, 4, 5 and 6) with standards (where this figure is around 20% of all standard starts) than on frameworks (where it is around 5%).

  • Over 70% of apprenticeship standards approved or in-development are at level 3 or above.

  • We successfully launched our Faster and Better reforms in February, streamlining our ways of working with employers and our trailblazer groups.

  • We’re applying these ‘lean’ techniques wherever possible to those 276 standards that are still in development as well.


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