BREAKING: National apprenticeship achievement rates fall below 65%

According to FE Week, the overall achievement rate for apprenticeships fell last year by 2.2 percentage points to 64.7%.

National achievement rate tables (NARTs) published this morning by the Department for Education reveal the fall comes after three stable years when just over two thirds of apprentices passed the course.

The government Minimum Level policy, for the purposes of making an intervention, has been set at an achievement rate of 62% for several years.

It is understood a significant reason for the achievement rate fall has been delays to apprentices completing end-point-assessments (EPA) for the new style courses known as ‘standards’.

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