Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

2) ITT new entrants and targets by subject time series

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This national level table contains the number of new entrants to ITT by subject for postgraduates and undergraduates and performance against ITT recruitment targets for 2015/16 to 2021/22 (provisional for 2021/22 and revised for previous years).

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
Initial Teacher Training Census
Release type
Geographic levels
  • ITT recruitment target
  • Percentage of ITT recruitment target reached
  • Postgraduate total new entrants to ITT
  • ITT subject
Time period
2015/16 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & Design:506:79464
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBiology:1058:117890
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBusiness Studies:200:31364
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandChemistry:985:105394
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandComputing:504:72370

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
itt_recruitment_targetITT recruitment target
itt_recruitment_target_performance_percentagePercentage of ITT recruitment target reached
itt_subjectITT subject
total_new_entrantsTotal new entrants to ITT
total_postgraduatesPostgraduate total new entrants to ITT


  1. 2020/21 and 2021/22 data was extracted on 21st November 2021. 2019/20 data was extracted on 13th November 2020.
  2. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  3. The 2021/22 provisional data does not contain forecast trainees, this is due to a change in data collection methodology.
  4. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures.
  5. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  6. Other subject: here includes a different mix of subjects to the main targets by subject table, this is for consistency with historic teacher supply model groupings; Other includes drama from 2014/15 and citizenship from 2015/16.
  7. Due to technical complications, one provider submitted high-level, aggregated data only, and these figures are included in this data extract. Final, more granular data will be updated in a subsequent publication.
  8. Central postgraduate targets are taken from the teacher supply model The teacher supply model target relates to postgraduates only. As of the 2021/22 training year (ITT2021), the Teacher Workforce Model (TWM) is used by DfE to set postgraduate ITT targets.
  9. Figures for 2021/22 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for previous years have been revised.
  10. 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.
  11. Business Studies: includes economics from 2019/20.
  12. Modern Foreign Languages: here includes classics.

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