Qualified success for apprenticeships

Only
a third of young people taking part in modern apprenticeships successfully
complete their training.  

The
first annual report of the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) finds that more
than two-thirds of foundation and advanced modern apprenticeships students drop
out before completing their course.

Nearly
90  per cent of apprentices are still
involved after one year, but many drop out later on. Despite this most learners
who do stay on a training programme to the end achieve their desired
qualification.

After
one year the construction and manufacturing sectors show the best retention
rates with more than 80 per cent of candidates remaining in place.

This
is followed by IT, business studies and health, social care and public
services, which all have a one-year retention rate of around 70 per cent.

The
retail, customer service and the transportation sectors lose just under half
their apprentices within 12 months.  www.ali.gov.uk

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