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Apprentice Diversity

 
 

Apprenticeships and Work Based Learning - Diversity (2016-17 Year-End)

Impact on Diversity and Inclusion

16 - 18 Apprenticeships

Gender mix

Ethnicity mix

Learning difficulty or disability

 

19+ Apprenticeships

Gender mix

Ethnicity mix

Learning difficulty or disability

 

In 2016/17 the mix of male and female learners was similar to the previous year. The percentage of male learners is higher in the 16-18 cohort than in the adult programmes. Although there are greater numbers of 16-18 female apprentices than in previous years, the college still has more to do in order to attract female learners from schools into STEM employment (particularly engineering and construction).

Their ethnicity profile shows our Apprenticeship learners as a group are broadly representative of the local community. 9.1% of our 16-18 apprentices and 11.9% of adult apprentices are from minority groups who make up 11.5% of the local population. However, our apprentices are less diverse than learners on other college provision (such as full-time learners). There are some small differences in achievement between ethnic groups (seen for the first time this year), due in the main to retention in employment as opposed to successful completion of qualifications.

We were pleased to support 339 apprentices with learning difficulties or disabilities in 2016/17, which is similar to the increased numbers seen in the previous year. We are also pleased to see that achievement rates for this group is in line with learners without a learning difficulty or disability. This is due to a revised approach to delivering additional support to Apprenticeship learners in 2016/17.