||<p>Our quarterly ‘Apprenticeships and Traineeships’ and monthly ‘Apprenticeships and
Levy Statistics’ data releases provide extensive information on the breakdown of apprenticeship
starts by level, sector subject area and framework/standard. This is in addition to
whether starts are supported by the apprenticeship levy. The most recent quarterly
release was published on 11 July 2019 and can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-and-traineeships-july-2019"
This data, in addition to our extensive engagement with employers and sector bodies,
informs our picture of emerging demand across the employer-led apprenticeships programme.</p><p>
</p><p>We use the ‘Further education: indices of multiple deprivation’ data release
to understand the background of apprentices and inform our widening participation
policies. This data is broken down by apprenticeship level and benchmarked against
data for participation in all further education and skills training. We know that
apprentices disproportionately come from more disadvantaged areas: in 2017/18, 24%
of participating apprentices came from the most disadvantaged fifth of areas, compared
to 15.6% from the least disadvantaged fifth. This data is available at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/765589/Index_of_Multiple_Deprivation_201516_to_201718.xlsx"