Research and analysis

Prior qualifications of adult apprentices 2010 to 2011

BIS research paper number 83. Explores how investing in apprenticeships is being directed towards training people with lower skill levels.



This report presents the findings of research into the prior skills and qualification levels of adults undertaking apprenticeships in 2010 to 2011. It aims to better understand how investment in apprenticeship provision is being directed towards training individuals with lower skill levels, especially those without attainment at full level 2. It also explores the profile of apprentices in demographics, employment status and income, and to investigate why people take up apprenticeships. See also the reports on prior qualifications of adults in classroom based learning and in Train to Gain learning.