There is a difference in the distribution of gender for degree apprenticeships compared to the other levels of apprenticeship.
The level 4 and 5 population has the lowest proportion of males (36 per cent), whereas that of level 6 and 7 (degree level) has the highest for all apprenticeship groups (66 per cent).
Within degree apprenticeships
These figures may be associated with the different subjects studied at each level. Degree level apprenticeships are mainly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, which traditionally have more male students.
This pattern has remained for degree apprentices, with STEM subjects having a male population of 78 per cent, compared to 44 per cent of arts, humanities and social sciences entrants.
Across all apprenticeship groups
Relative to the comparator groups (based on similar subjects at the same higher education providers), degree apprenticeships have the lowest proportion of male entrants, at 66 per cent. The low proportion of female entrants in the comparator groups is related to the high weighting of the STEM subjects. The comparator group part-time and full-time populations have a similar proportion of male entrants, at 72 per cent and 71 per cent respectively.
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