Apprenticeship achievement rates have been shown to have risen for 2016/17, in the latest statistics released by the Department for Education.

The figure for all apprenticeship levels went up by a full percentage point on the previous academic year, according to new National Achievement Rate tables published this morning, from 66.7 per cent in 2015/16 to 67.7 per cent.

Higher-level apprenticeships saw the biggest increase in the period, from 58.3 per cent to 61.9 per cent.

While there were rises across all levels, the lowest was at intermediate level, which only increased from 66.2 per cent to 67.1 per cent.

Among providers with a cohort of 1,000 or more apprentices, GP Strategies Training, the Royal Navy, and Skills To Group had the most impressive achievement rates last academic year.

Their completion figures were 88.9 per cent, 87.1 per cent and 86 per cent respectively.

The DfE also provided a breakdown for different sectors: the education and training sector fared best in 2016/17 with a 76.5-per-cent rate.

After that was information and communication technology with 75 per cent, and then leisure, travel and tourism with 73.7 per cent.

The lowest achievement rates were in the arts, media and publishing sector, at 64.8 per cent.


Apprenticeship achievement rates by age and level:


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