Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

1) Postgraduate ITT new entrants (including forecast new entrants) and targets by subject

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This national level table contains the number of postgraduate and undergraduate new entrants to ITT by subject, as well as performance against recruitment targets and characteristics for postgraduates. The data in this table covers 2019/20 (revised) and 2020/21 (provisional).

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
Initial Teacher Training Census
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Central postgraduate target
  • EEA National
  • EEA National percentage
  • Subject
Time period
2019/20 to 2020/21

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & Design4130zzz66862643481173897413158404942
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBiology19379zzz1192162632130051001712691881336705914
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBusiness Studies1850zzz3485397880516515185524803898
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandChemistry7703zzz11526734043004165543739445606896
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandClassics710zzz282542446113571713465118801

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 21 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ForecastForecast trainees
grand_totTotal new entrants to ITT
per_EEA_natEEA National percentage
per_gender_fFemale percentage
per_gender_mMale percentage


  1. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  2. 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.
  3. Figures for 2020/21 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 have been revised.
  4. EEA National: here relates to individuals with a European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss nationality, excluding the UK.
  5. Other: includes media and communication studies, social studies, and psychology.
  6. Gender other: in this year's publication, trainees who are not recorded as male or female have been included in 'Other'.
  7. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures.
  8. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  9. Central postgraduate targets are taken from the teacher supply model The teacher supply model target relates to postgraduates only.
  10. Data was extracted on 13 November 2020.
  11. Physical Education: includes dance.
  12. Business studies: includes economics
  13. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  14. 2020/21: postgraduate numbers include forecast trainees.
  15. Primary: Prior to 2018/19, a small number of Primary trainees on subject specialist courses were reported against their subject specialism and were included in Total Secondary. From 2018/19, they are reported as Primary.

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