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This data is from the Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency.

The charts above show apprenticeship data for Somerset, its areas, neighbouring local authority areas and the Heart of the South West LEP, for 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21. Use the selection controls on the right hand side to select geography, subject area and whether you wish to view data for apprenticships starts or achievements.

About the data

The number of apprenticeship starts in Somerset has decreased significantly from 4,280 in 2018/19 to 3,350 in 2020/21. This is a fall of 21.82%. Across the Heart of the South West LEP area, the number of apprenticeships starts fell from 14,020 to 11,960 in that single year, a decrease of 14.65%.

  • Starts in Mendip fell from 660 to 530, or by 18.3% between 2018/19 and 2020/21.
  • Starts in Sedgemoor fell from 1,000 to 780, or by 21.9% between 2018/19 and 2020/21.
  • Starts fell from 1,350 to 1,010, or by 24.8% in South Somerset between 2018/19 and 2020/21.
  • Starts fell from 1,280 to 1,020, or by 20% in Somerset West and Taunton between 2018/19 and 2020/21.

Over the same period, the number of apprenticeship achievements in Somerset fell from 1,990 in 2018/19 to a 1,670 2020/21, and total change of 16.9%. Across the Heart of the South West LEP area there was also an decrease in achievements over the same period, though more notably from 6,650 to 5,440, or by 18.2%.

  • Achievements decreased in Mendip from 360 to 260, or by 28.3% between 2018/19 and 2020/21.
  • Sedgemoor saw a fall of 7.5% (430 to 400) between 2018/19 and 2020/21.
  • Achievements also fell in South Somerset and Somerset West and Taunton, ¬†between 2018/19 and 2020/21 (640 to 510 in South Somerset and 570 to 490 in Somerset West and Taunton)

Source: Heart of the South West LEP Datacube, Skills Funding Agency, 2022