Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

4) Postgraduate ITT new entrants by subject, training route and degree class

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This national level table contains the number of postgraduate new entrants for each ITT route and subject by degree class. The data in this table covers 2019/20 (revised), 2020/21 (revised), 2021/22 (revised), 2022/23 (revised) and 2023/24 (provisional).

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
Initial Teacher Training Census
Release type
Geographic levels
  • First class degree
  • First class degree percentage
  • Upper second class degree
  • ITT route
  • ITT subject
Time period
2019/20 to 2023/24

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignHigher Education Institution18441964072252224
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignSchool Centred ITT6913381621955233
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignSchool Direct (fee-funded)12134592442849203
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignSchool Direct (salaried)40310075250
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignPostgraduate Total3788819681132352213

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 11 variables
Variable nameVariable description
first_class_degreeFirst class degree
first_class_degree_percentageFirst class degree percentage
itt_routeITT route
itt_subjectITT subject
lower_second_class_degreeLower second class degree


  1. STEM Subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Mathematics and Physics.
  2. Business studies: includes economics
  3. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  4. Other: includes media and communication studies, social studies, and psychology.
  5. Physical Education: includes dance.
  6. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  7. Data was extracted on 21 November 2023.
  8. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2022/23 and all previous years have been revised.
  9. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures prior to 2021/22.
  10. Total Ebacc: EBacc here includes English, mathematics, modern foreign languages, physics, biology, chemistry, history, geography, computing and classics. Trainees on the 'PE with Ebacc' programme are not included.
  11. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  12. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) was introduced in 2018/19.
  13. The 2022/23 revised and 2023/24 provisional data does not contain forecast trainees, this is due to a change in data collection methodology. 
  14. Degree Class: 2:1 includes undivided 2nd.
  15. Total with known degree: excludes trainees whose degree classes are unknown, therefore please consider the impact of the number of unknowns when considering data trends.
  16. Other degree class: includes international degrees which have different grading classes, degree classes below 2:2, and other. It excludes trainees whose degrees classed as not known or not applicable.
  17. Schools direct salaried: includes salaried programmes i.e. Future Teaching Scholars Programme
  18. Other contains Citizenship trainees. There were 40 Citizenship trainees in 2022/23 and 23 in 2023/24.

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