29. Have you completed an apprenticeship?

Why we ask this question

Your answers help your community by allowing local and central government to develop education planning and policies. They also help them to provide new learning and skills programmes in your area.

Your information helps show different levels of academic and vocational qualifications in your area and across England and Wales. It will also help to work out how these levels affect whether people go to university or gain employment.

Your answers can also help measure social mobility and equality in England and Wales.

The census first asked this question in 1961.

Please only include apprenticeships that you have completed and passed, and for which you have received your results.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a paid position of regular employment that includes formal training to industry standards. Apprenticeships are often funded by the Department for Education in England and the Welsh Government in Wales.

The qualifications gained by completing an apprenticeship will help you access specific job roles. Examples include:

  • trade positions, such as electrician, plumber or engineer
  • administrative roles in fields such as accounting or sales and marketing
  • vehicle mechanics
  • stylists or technicians in the hair or beauty industries
  • healthcare support worker or dental nurse
  • jobs in hospitality and catering

Your training would have tested your skills and included a mixture of both on- and off-the-job training. A qualified assessor would also have tested your skills and competency throughout your training. You would have received a certificate to show that you've completed your apprenticeship qualification.

UK and worldwide apprenticeships

Include all UK and non-UK apprenticeships.

Select "Yes" if you've completed any type of recognised apprenticeship programme.

Select "No" if you haven't, and move to the next question, where we will ask more about your qualifications.

Please do not send proof

You don't need to send any certificates for your apprenticeships.

Important information:

Answering for someone else

If you're answering on behalf of someone else, where possible you should ask them how they would answer. If they’re away, answer as best you can.