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Table 1 shows the number of Apprenticeship starts in England from the 1997/98 academic year to 2014/15.
Table 1: Apprenticeship Starts, England, 1997/98 to 2014/15
1) Data source for 2002/03 onwards is the Individualised Learner Record. Data source from 1997/98 to 2001/02 was the Individualised Student Record, managed by the Further Education Funding Council. Therefore data prior to 2002/03 is not directly comparable to later years.
2) Data for 2002/03 onwards is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships
3) Data prior to 2002/03 are rounded to the nearest thousand.
4) Data from 2002/03 onwards are rounded to the nearest hundred.