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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00288: Jenny Gilruth (Mid Fife and Glenrothes)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 26 May 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how the most recent figures for modern apprenticeship starts compare to those in 2006-07, broken down by local authority.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 8 June 2016

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) publishes statistical information about the modern apprenticeship programme, including a breakdown by local authority area, on a quarterly basis here: https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/publications-statistics/statistics/modern-apprenticeships/.

The most recent statistics are for the third quarter of 2015-16 (i.e. to end December 2016). Full year statistics for 2015-16 were published on 7 June 2016. SDS has also published a list of modern apprenticeship starts between 2005-06 and 2013-14 here:

https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/media/38812/ma_starts_by_local_authority_05-06_to_12-13.pdf.