The proportion of 25+ apprenticeships has gone back up to levels last seen before the failed 24+ apprentice loans system, provisional figures out recently have revealed. The figures, published in the Statistical First Release suggest a full-year growth in apprenticeship numbers across all age groups — but the biggest growth was among those aged 25 or above.
The troubled, and ultimately scrapped, 24+ advanced learning loans for apprenticeships are widely acknowledged to have been responsible for fall in numbers. However, it is now hoped that more apprentices will be drawn from this age group in the coming years.
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