Reality Check: How many apprenticeships have been created since 2010?

The claim: Since 2010, the government has revived the culture of apprenticeships by creating two million new places and will create another three million by 2020.

 

Reality Check verdict: There were not two but nearly two-and-a-half million new apprenticeships created in England under the coalition government between 2010-11 and 2014-2015.

 

Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the culture of apprenticeships had been revived with the creation of two million new places between 2010 and 2015.

 

That period was actually the time of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.

 

Skills and training are devolved policy areas so the figures quoted by Mr Green apply to England only.

 

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