Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

5) Postgraduate ITT new entrants by training route and personal characteristics

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This national level table contains the number of both postgraduate and undergraduate new entrants for each ITT route by characteristic (eg. age, gender, etc.). 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
  • Aged 25 to 29
  • Aged 25 to 29 percentage
  • Aged 30 to 34
  • Route
Time period
2019/20 to 2020/21

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandHigher Education Institution1275712679787561282493452738129716271262439478804650738884183276843059462148411114032312304964728651996107613899159227432113169040188206040600772316847913
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPostgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship16415953757251513124131284112301212010104321220815331641213611151097323351598721257507417830264951077237935932
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPostgraduate Total289172861730014564695226091690130610585242142824852120368281221621011011051670164201025823145726174719283502221050963602246438699150249654212970042178305838610811913875923
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool Centred ITT39363902341693993411264247194864829251199273611509277123202427922150411513687973935308749532435111299143251076521307003818820623862086148924942
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool Direct (fee-funded)7907783473359118897595954413781807429252277562643341554278704566172328394285741214578426456927897697723991452410865212971042178305838620871311894952

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 62 variables
Variable nameVariable description
mean_ageMean age
median_ageMedian age
n_age_2529Aged 25 to 29
n_age_3034Aged 30 to 34
n_age_3539Aged 35 to 39


  1. Teach First do not offer a part time training option.
  2. Mean and median age: ages are calculated after first rounding down the trainee age to the nearest year.
  3. Full time: Includes a small number of trainees on abridged courses. Abridged courses are intensive full-time courses allowing trainees to achieve qualified teacher status in a shorter timeframe, typically two terms.
  4. 2020/21 postgraduate totals do not include forecasts in this table.
  5. Figures for 2020/21 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 have been revised.
  6. Disability Status: Data is based on known cases and exclude those where disability status is unknown.
  7. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  8. EEA National: here relates to individuals with a European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss nationality, excluding the UK.
  9. Age groups: are based on the ages of new entrants on the day of the census, 14 October 2020. Ages are rounded down to the nearest year, for example, a trainee aged 29.5 is placed in the 25-29 age group.
  10. Gender other: in this year's publication, trainees who are not recorded as male or female have been included in 'Other'.
  11. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures.
  12. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) was introduced in 2018/19.
  13. Data was extracted on 13 November 2020.
  14. Undergraduate: The majority of undergraduate provision is offered by higher education institutions, except for 59 trainees on undergraduate school centred ITT programmes.
  15. Ethnicity: Data is based on known cases and exclude those where ethnicity is unknown or not declared.
  16. Ethnic minority (excluding white minorities): includes the following ethnicities: Black or black British - Caribbean, Black or black British - African, Other black background, Asian or Asian British - Indian, Asian or Asian British - Pakistani, Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi, Chinese, Other Asian background, Mixed, Arab, Other ethnic background.

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