Apprenticeships and Work Based Learners – Achievement (2021-22 Year-End)
Outcomes for Learners
Overall achievement rate – all apprenticeships
2021/22 continued to be an extremely challenging year for many employers and apprentices facing the aftermath of Covid-19. Overall achievement rates for college-delivered apprenticeships significantly declined to 54.3% (60.9%) compared to the previous year, with a significant amount of this drop being attributed to apprentices or employers withdrawing from training.
Achievement performance was also influenced by untimely completion due to the impact of the global pandemic and issues with awarding organisations (AOs), with higher than usual numbers of apprentices failing to complete End Point Assessment (EPA) because of delays in AO adaptations and availability of EPA Assessors. These apprentices will now achieve in academic year 2022/23.
The need to improve college-based overall apprenticeship achievement is our primary focus for 2022-23, as is developing new partnership arrangements with high added-value partners and Universities.
Aged 16-18 – all levels
Aged 19-23 – all levels
Aged 24+ – all levels
Analysis by age group shows underperformance in all age groups although a slight year-on-year improvement in adult24+ apprenticeships. Comparison remains challenging due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the issues around end point assessment. We are committed to growing high value-added college-delivered apprenticeships where local and regional needs exist.
We are also continuing to reduce low added-value sub-contracted partnership provision, replacing with new high value-added partners including NHS Trusts, Avensys Medical, CNET Training and regional Universities.