Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

1) ITT new entrants, recruitment targets and trainee characteristics 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 ITT recruitment targets and trainee characteristics for postgraduates. The data in this table covers 2019/20(revised), 2020/21 (revised) and 2021/22 (provisional).

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
Initial Teacher Training Census
Release type
Geographic levels
  • EEA national postgraduates
  • EEA national postgraduates percentage
  • Female postgraduates
  • ITT subject
Time period
2019/20 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & Design413066862643481173897413158404942
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBiology193791192163632130051001712691881336705914
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBusiness Studies18503485397880516515185524803898
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandChemistry770311526734043004165543739445606896
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandClassics710282542446113571713465118801

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 18 variables
Variable nameVariable description
eea_national_postgraduatesEEA national postgraduates
eea_national_postgraduates_percentageEEA national postgraduates percentage
female_postgraduatesFemale postgraduates
female_postgraduates_percentageFemale postgraduates percentage
itt_recruitment_targetITT recruitment target


  1. Figures for 2021/22 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 and 2020/21 have been revised.
  2. 2020/21 and 2021/22 data was extracted on 21st November 2021. 2019/20 data was extracted on 13th November 2020.
  3. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  4. Due to technical complications, one provider submitted high-level, aggregated data only, which did not include data on characteristics, and is therefore not included in this data extract. Final data, including these characteristics, will be published in a subsequent publication.
  5. The 2021/22 provisional data does not contain forecast trainees, this is due to a change in data collection methodology.
  6. Business studies: includes economics.
  7. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  8. Other: includes media and communication studies, social studies, and psychology.
  9. EBacc subjects: EBacc here includes English, mathematics, modern foreign languages, physics, biology, chemistry, history, geography, computing and Classics. Trainees on the 'PE with EBacc' programme and Primary trainees are not included.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Other Gender: includes both unknown gender and those trainees who do not identify as male or female, but identify as Other gender, therefore please consider the impact of the number of unknowns when considering data trends.
  13. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  14. Physical Education: includes dance.
  15. EEA National: here relates to individuals with a European Union, European Economic Area or included in the single market- this includes Swiss nationality. The UK is not included in these figures.

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