Apprentices:Written question - 224392

Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)

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Asked on: 12 February 2015
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of raising the participation age on the take up of apprenticeships by 16 to 19 year olds.
Answered by: Nick Boles
Answered on: 23 February 2015

The latest participation data shows there was an increase in the proportion of 16-18 year olds taking an apprenticeship in 2013/14. The proportion of 16 year olds - the first cohort affected by the raising of the participation age (RPA) – was unchanged. Participation data for 2014/15 is not yet available

There are a number of factors that may affect the take up of apprenticeships, and no assessment has been made of the distinct impact of the introduction of RPA.

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