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Statistical first release confirms higher apprenticeships on the rise

The government has exceeded its target of supporting 20,000 higher apprenticeship starts over the last 2 years, confirmed in provisional statistics published today.

Since the start of the academic year 2013/14, over 22,000 higher apprenticeships have already been supported and there have been over 15,000 traineeship starts in the first three quarters of this academic year.

Building on this success, the government is committed to supporting a further 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020.

Read the full news and the latest stats for FE & Skills and Apprenticeships.