Apprentices: Photography:Written question - 203333

(Bristol West)
Asked on: 18 December 2018
Department for Education
Apprentices: Photography
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of photography apprenticeships.
Answered by: Anne Milton
Answered on: 21 December 2018

​​There is no apprenticeship framework or standard called ‘photography’. The most relevant framework found was the ‘Photo imaging for Staff Photographers’ framework which is the only apprenticeship framework or standard to contain ‘photo’ or ‘image’ in its title. There were no starts on this framework in the 2017/18 academic year compared to 20 in each of the previous two academic years (2016/17 and 2015/16).

The table below shows apprenticeship starts in the Arts, Media and Publishing sector subject area, along with further subject area breakdowns for the 2017/18 academic year. This sector is most likely to contain frameworks or standards with an element of photography within them. The data is taken from the Individualised Learner Record, available at:

Apprenticeship starts in the 2017/18 academic year (August 2017 – July 2018) in the Arts, Media and Publishing sector subject area

Apprenticeship starts in 2017/18 (Aug 2017 – July 2018)

Total starts in Arts, Media and Publishing sector subject area


of which Crafts, Creative Arts and Design


of which Media and Communication


of which Performing Arts


of which Publishing and Information Services



  1. Data are based on full final year figures for the 2017/18 academic year (August 2017 to July 2018).

  1. ​Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, ‘-’ indicates a value of less than 5 starts.

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