Educational performance of industry training organisations

Educational performance of industry training organisations

Last updated 9 November 2016
Last updated 11/09/2016

In 2015 we funded 11 industry training organisations (ITOs) through the Industry Training Fundto organise training for industry trainees and apprentices.

This page gives you an overview of how the industry training sector has performed over the past five years. You can compare the number ofcredits achieved and the number of programmes completed by different levels of study. You can also see how much training was provided during that period.

The percentage of credits achieved

This indicator (in the table below) shows the number of credits achieved by trainees, as a proportion of the total number of credits they were expected to complete in a given year. Monitoring the credits achieved:

  • ensures the Government’s spend on industry training represents value for money
  • shows the extent to which trainees are progressing toward the completion of their programme, and are being retained in training.

Overall credit achievement by level of training

Level of training

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Levels 1 and 2

59%

66%

71%

72%

75%

Levels 3 and 4

73%

73%

73%

78%

81%

Levels 5 and above

55%

52%

59%

74%

85%


The percentage of programmes completed

This indicator (in the table below) measures the number of programmes completed by trainees, as a proportion of the total number of credits that trainees are expected to complete each year. Each programme completion is weighted by the nominal credit value of the programme.

Monitoring the programmes completed:

  • demonstrates the extent to which trainees are gaining recognisable and transferable skills that lead to better economic and social outcomes
  • shows the relevant industries that their investment in industry training is leading to clear and measurable results.

Overall programme completion by level of training

Level of training

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Levels 1 and 2

58%

54%

74%

77%

76%

Levels 3 and 4

74%

75%

74%

71%

75%

Levels 5 and above

55%

53%

54%

69%

80%

 

Factors that can affect the rates

The rates can be affected by changes in demand for training. If an ITO’s enrolment has decreased, for example, its credit achievement and programme completion rates inflate, which increases its overall rates.  

On the other hand, an increase in demand can result in a reduction in completion rates without an actual change in trainee performance.

 

The amount of training delivered

The amount of training provided by ITOs is measured and funded through standard training measures (STM). An STM is the amount of training required for a trainee to achieve 120 credits (or its equivalent) in an approved structured training programme. Below you can see the amount of training provided over the past five years.
 

Overall training delivery and participation by level of training

 

STM training delivery

Level of training

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Levels 1 and 2

11,788

11,885

 12,387

 11,137

 10,498

Levels 3 and 4

30,877

28,813

 27,778

 28,649

 31,661

Levels 5 and above

2,198

2,125

 2,007

 1,942

 2,354

 

 

 

Numbers of trainees

Level of training

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Levels 1 and 2

46,428

45,053

47,088

41,522

38,171

Levels 3 and 4

86,999

79,733

76,866

83,109

89,930

Levels 5 and above

6,227

5,888

5,375

5,164

5,847

 

More information

To find out more about how ITO performance and training delivery is calculated, see the following: