Data set from Initial teacher training performance profiles

Table 2a) Trainee qualified teacher status and employment outcomes by training route and characteristics

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This national level table contains the qualified teacher status and employment outcomes of postgraduate and undergraduate final year ITT trainees by route and characteristics. The data in this table covers 2017/18 to 2020/21. 2020/21 employment rates are provisional, all other years are revised.

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
Initial teacher training performance profiles
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Aged 25 and over
  • Aged Under 25
  • Asian ethnicity
  • Training route
Time period
2017/18 to 2020/21

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandHigh Potential ITT1429133922689425125294839590424100327738619118559166121548338103535318
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandHigher Education Institution132171186175360390658792746630658741469067414115024031821049822116031160592271679126603281167
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool Centred ITT3369313357179932526008313132056110422650290576228280812426630976616175786011917
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool Direct (fee-funded)7192665521032793355599842768442421245067137916216561623718867765087129737161676205298
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool Direct (salaried)2671250242127942522609029023817521919016113591372133114152251453881303679152149

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 29 variables
Variable nameVariable description
n_ethnic_asianAsian ethnicity
n_ethnic_blackBlack ethnicity
n_ethnic_mixed_ethnicityMixed ethnicity
n_ethnic_otherOther ethnicity
n_ethnic_unknownUnknown ethnicity


  1. Percentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state-funded school: percentage of those awarded QTS who are employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2020/21 employment figures are provisional (uplifted), all prior years are revised. Due to rounding, the sum of constituent parts may differ from the reported total. See methodology for further details.
  2. Yet to complete: includes trainees who have not fully completed their course at the end of the academic year. They will go on to be awarded QTS or will complete without being awarded QTS in a later academic year.
  3. Degree classes relate to postgraduate ITT trainees only.
  4. Teaching in a state-funded school: registered as employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2020/21 figures are provisional (uplifted), up to and including 2019/20 are revised. See methodology for further details.
  5. UG degree class: "Upper second" includes undivided second class.
  6. Other ethnicity includes Arab and Other ethnic background.
  7. Trainees who were not awarded QTS includes those who left the course before the end (excluding those who left the course within 90 days of the start) and trainees who did not meet the standards.
  8. Training route: for all training routes, this publication includes final year trainees only (see methodology for more info). High Potential ITT was formerly reported as Teach First. School-led routes include: HPITT, PGTA, SCITT, SDf, and SDs routes.
  9. This is the first full academic year which has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. As provisional employment figures are estimated using the previous year's figures, the estimate may not capture the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on employment rates. See methodology for further details.
  10. UG degree class: Those with non-UK degrees or degree-equivalent qualifications are assigned UK style classifications where known, else are assigned "Other" or "Not known".

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