About Apprenticeship Data Insights

Turning apprenticeship data into actionable information

ADI, a free service from Nick Linford, has one aim – to help the skills sector use data better. For the past twenty years Nick has been cutting, slicing, and dicing apprenticeship data in new and interesting ways working in colleges, training providers, and as founding editor of FE Week. ADI brings this wealth of knowledge and experience together onto one dedicated website. Here, regular analysis of published data will be shared alongside responses to information requests and articles exploring new and interesting ways to support the education and employment sector interpret and act on the findings. ADI, like the books that Nick authored, compliment the apprenticeship funding and data workshops that he has delivered to over 20,000 people since 2008.

About Nick Linford

I am the founder of FE Week and Schools Week newspapers and an expert in apprenticeship and FE funding and data/performance systems. Since 2006 I have been running regular workshops, conferences and webinars, which have been attended by more than 25,000 people.

I am also author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships and two books about funding and data, both published by Pearson.

Prior to setting-up Lsect in 2010 I established an education think tank at the publishers Pearson, and before that was for seven years Director of Planning and Funding at the Lewisham College, during which time they achieved an Ofsted grade one.