Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

5) ITT new entrants by training route and trainee characteristics

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This national level table contains the number of both postgraduate and undergraduate new entrants for each ITT route by trainee characteristic (eg. age, gender, etc.). The data in this table covers 2019/20 (revised), 2020/21 (revised), 2021/22 (revised) and 2022/23 (provisional).

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
Initial Teacher Training Census
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Total new entrants to ITT
  • Total new entrants to ITT percentage
  • Aged under 25
  • ITT route
Time period
2019/20 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandHigher Education Institution12757126797875612824934527381297162712624394788046127575073888418325073768430594621476841647573440205964724519961076184111140323123043899159227432113169040188206040600135477216847913
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandHigh Potential ITT166116610110433710952261515325234791168141661425693533425123641081511123617069821811901322009466415423116375100066207321102970126168317433661115578117834942
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool Centred ITT3936390234169399341126424719486482925119927361393615092771232015092427922150412427338686722308735432435111513687973935129914325107652130700381882062386209228618924942
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool Direct (fee-funded)79077834733591188975959544137818074292522775626479073341554278703341456617232839445664842031835764565248976977285741214578422399145241086521297104217830583862073287111894952
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool Direct (salaried)24922382110578852371237198162771731285781911324921747293145401747745285457374518413277411709349174229710822401202468796423341510873123770701783030386109648027934915

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 72 variables
Variable nameVariable description
aged_25_to_29Aged 25 to 29
aged_25_to_29_percentageAged 25 to 29 percentage
aged_30_to_34Aged 30 to 34
aged_30_to_34_percentageAged 30 to 34 percentage
aged_35_to_39Aged 35 to 39


  1. Percentages exclude trainees where information was not supplied, or where characteristics were reported as ‘unknown’.
  2. Data was extracted on 14 November 2022.
  3. it should be noted that a greater number of new entrants reported their ethnicity in the 2022/23 data (97%) compared to the 2021/22 data (90%).
  4. Ethnicity: Data is based on known cases and exclude those where ethnicity is unknown or not declared, therefore please consider the impact of the number of unknowns when considering data trends.
  5. Figures for 2022/23 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2021/22 and all previous years have been revised.
  6. Mean and median age: ages are calculated after first rounding down the trainee age to the nearest year.
  7. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) was introduced in 2018/19.
  8. Breakdown of ITT new entrant data by disability, for both 2022/23 and revised 2021/22 figures will be published after this initial publication. This is due to issues with the quality of the data. We will be updating the publication to include disability status data once the issue is rectified.
  9. Schools direct salaried: includes salaried programmes i.e. Future Teaching Scholars Programme
  10. Age groups: are based on the ages of new entrants on the day of the census, 12 October 2022. Ages are rounded down to the nearest year, for example, a trainee aged 29.5 is placed in the 25-29 age group.
  11. Disability Status: Data is based on known cases and exclude those where disability status is unknown, therefore please consider the impact of the number of unknowns when considering data trends.
  12. Teach First do not offer a part time training option.
  13. 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.
  14. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  15. Other ethnicity includes Arab and Other ethnic background.
  16. Asian ethnic group includes Chinese.
  17. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures before 2021/22.
  18. Sex other: Sex was previously reported as gender. This has been updated as it was previously mislabelled. For 2021/22 and 2022/23, trainees who chose not to provide data on sex have been included in an 'unknown' category. Prior to this they were included in 'other'.
  19. Undergraduate: The majority of undergraduate provision is offered by higher education institutions, except for 95 trainees on undergraduate school centred ITT programmes in 2022/23 and 113 trainees in 2021/22.
  20. 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.

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