||<p>The information requested is not held centrally. The apprenticeship levy is collected
by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs from employers with a pay bill in excess of £3
million per year.</p><p> </p><p>The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) does
not require levy-paying employers to register a sector when they set up an online
apprenticeship service account to manage their funds. Therefore, ESFA are unable to
supply information on the sectoral distribution of spending on apprenticeships. There
are currently no plans to change the registration process to collect this information
from employers registering for an apprenticeship service account.</p><p> </p><p>We
continue to use detailed data on apprenticeship starts (including levy-supported starts)
and work closely with employers and sector bodies to further develop our understanding
of how apprenticeships work for the creative sector.</p><p> </p><p>The quarterly ‘Apprenticeships
and Traineeships’ data release provides an overview of the programme. The most recent
update was published on 11 July 2019. All quarterly data releases include a ‘main
commentary’ which summarises apprenticeship starts by level, framework or standard,
and whether or not they were the levy-supported. This commentary has been attached
and it available at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/815291/Apprenticeships_and_Traineeships_release_July19_main_text.pdf"
The whole quarterly release is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-and-traineeships-july-2019"
</p><p>Data on apprenticeship starts by sector subject area and funding type can be
compared using the interactive pivot tool entitled ‘Monthly apprenticeship starts
by sector subject area, framework or standard, age, level, funding type and degree
apprenticeship’ found in the monthly ‘Apprenticeships and levy statistics’ release.
This was last updated in May 2019 and available at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804343/Monthly-apprenticeship-starts-fwk-tool_May-2019.xlsx"
The whole monthly release is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeship-and-levy-statistics-may-2019"
</p><p>We are working closely with employers in the creative industries so they can
realise the benefits of apprenticeships. The Department for Digital Culture, Media
and Sport is developing an innovative pilot which will enable apprentices to benefit
from hands-on experience on the sets of major films and television shows. Launching
later this year, it will explore a new model that fulfils the requirements of high-quality
apprenticeships, but uses multiple placements on film and television productions,
as well as addressing skills shortages.</p>