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S5W-12815: Peter Chapman (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 17 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many people (a) applied for and (b) started modern apprenticeships in (i) agriculture, (ii) aquaculture, (iii) fisheries management, (iv) the equine sector, (v) horticulture, (vi) land-based engineering, (vii) rural skills, (viii) the maritime sector, (ix) gamekeeping and (x) forestry in each year since 2007, also broken down by how many completed their apprenticeship.

 

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 28 November 2017

Skills Development Scotland has responsibility for contracting for Modern Apprenticeship places. The information on the number of applications is not held centrally.

The number of starts on the closest frameworks to information requested is laid out in the following Table 1, and the number of completions is in Table 2. There is no direct link between the information in both tables given the variation of frameworks combined and on offer. Skills Development Scotland was formed on 1 April 2008, figures before then are not available.

Table 1

Framework

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Agriculture

 

N/A

N/A

10

22

86

70

76

73

64

Aquaculture

 

N/A

N/A

8

9

23

77

47

53

50

Fisheries Management

*Closest framework to Fisheries Management is the aquaculture technical apprenticeship at SCQF level 9 but there is currently no uptake on that framework yet.

Equine

 

14

9

26

47

55

70

52

52

47

Horticulture

 

N/A

N/A

13

10

224

222

204

192

214

Land-Based Engineering

50

43

59

52

65

48

34

31

59

Rural Skills

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

6

Maritime Occupations

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

6

0

27

30

Game and Wildlife Management

0

0

N/A

14

16

14

15

13

16

Trees and Timber

 

N/A

N/A

0

3

4

11

13

13

15

Table 2

Framework

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Agriculture

 

N/A

N/A

0

9

17

55

74

74

76

Aquaculture

 

N/A

N/A

4

1

5

39

55

85

50

Fisheries Management

*Closest framework to Fisheries Management is the aquaculture technical apprenticeship at SCQF level 9 but there is currently no uptake on that framework yet.

Equine

10

9

9

17

19

22

27

27

40

Horticulture

 

N/A

N/A

0

9

11

127

192

135

175

Land-Based Engineering

31

39

31

35

61

65

63

76

42

Rural Skills

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0

Maritime Occupations

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

0

0

0

20

Game and Wildlife Management

0

0

N/A

0

0

10

11

11

8

Trees and Tiber

 

N/A

N/A

0

0

0

4

4

8

5