Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

3) ITT new entrants by subject and training route

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This national level table contains the number of both postgraduate and undergraduate new entrants on each ITT route by subject. 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
  • High Potential ITT trainees
  • High Potential ITT trainees percentage
  • Higher Education Institution trainees
  • ITT subject
Time period
2019/20 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & Design4130212069127504130510173110100
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBiology1946156950325352253919378490132730100
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBusiness Studies185366722135240185193611119130100
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandChemistry7734135331152233537705460152950100
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandClassics7104724180071066362500100

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 18 variables
Variable nameVariable description
high_potential_ittHigh Potential ITT trainees
high_potential_itt_postgraduate_percentageHigh Potential ITT trainees percentage
higher_education_institutionHigher Education Institution trainees
higher_education_institution_postgraduate_percentageHigher Education Institution trainees percentage
itt_subjectITT subject


  1. Figures for 2021/22 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 and 2020/21 have been revised.
  2. Undergraduate: The majority of undergraduate provision is offered by higher education institutions, except for 17 trainees for 2021/22 on undergraduate School Centred ITT programmes.
  3. 2020/21 and 2021/22 data was extracted on 21st November 2021. 2019/20 data was extracted on 13th November 2020.
  4. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  5. Business studies: includes economics.
  6. Please note that due to a change in the structure of this data extract, percentages now refer to the proportion of trainee subject by route. In ITT Census 2020/21, the percentages in table 3 were the proportion of trainee route by subject.
  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. 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.
  10. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  11. Schools direct salaried: includes salaried programmes i.e. Future Teaching Scholars Programme.
  12. Physical Education: includes dance.
  13. ITT route percentages for postgraduate routes are calculated as a proportion of the total postgraduates. For postgraduate and undergraduate percentages, these are calculated as proportions of the total new entrants to ITT.
  14. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) was introduced in 2018/19.

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