The primary objective of this study is to identify the potential methods for the evaluation of Apprenticeships and assess each one of them on their merits. The study assesses how to track young people and adults into Apprenticeships, through their training (including into any subsequent learning) and then into employment, demonstrating the extent to which their future earnings and employment status are influenced by the experience of their Apprenticeship.
The study looks at how data can be disaggregated by a number of different factors to obtain a greater understanding of how and why Apprenticeships delivered to certain individuals (e.g. of different ages, genders and backgrounds) and in particular circumstances (e.g. at different levels and in different sectors) deliver better outcomes.
A copy of the report can be downloaded. See: Gambin, L., Hasluck, C., Hogarth, T., Ryan, P. and Elias, P. (2011) 'Options study for the long-term evaluation of Apprenticeships,' BIS Research Paper Number 56. London: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.