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Key Client Group Strategy

 

Apprentice Diversity

 
 

Apprenticeships and Work Based Learning - Diversity (2015-16 Year-End)

2016-17 year-end data will be published in November 2017.

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 2015-16, there was an even mix of male and female adult learners across the adult apprenticeship provision but a majority of males on our 16-18 apprenticeship provision (although not as profound as the previous year). This indicates that the college still has more to do in order to attract female learners from schools into STEM subjects (particularly engineering and construction).

Their ethnicity profile shows our apprenticeship learners as a group are representative of the local community. 10.7% of our 16-18 apprentices and 14.5% 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 programmes. There are differences in achievement between ethnic groups, 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 2015/16, which is double the previous year. We are also pleased to see that achievement rates for this group have risen to be at or above learners without a learning difficulty or disability. This is due to a revised approach to delivering additional support to apprenticeship learners in 2015-16.