Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

9) Early Years 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 to Early Years ITT courses by route and trainee characteristics (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
  • Aged under 25
  • Aged under 25 percentage
  • ITT route
Time period
2019/20 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEarly Years ITT Graduate employment-based307zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEarly Years ITT Graduate Entry41zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEarly Years ITT Undergraduate Entry9zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPostgraduate Early Years ITT Total348266821433402212612763132284762449607428701090
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEarly Years ITT Total357zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 27 variables
Variable nameVariable description
aged_25_and_overAged 25 and over
aged_25_and_over_percentageAged 25 and over percentage
aged_under_25Aged under 25
aged_under_25_percentageAged under 25 percentage
asian_ethnicityAsian ethnicity


  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. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  10. Other ethnicity includes Arab and Other ethnic background.
  11. Asian ethnic group includes Chinese.
  12. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures before 2021/22.
  13. Trainee characteristics for individual Early Year ITT routes are not reported due to low numbers.

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