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) and 2021/22 (provisional).

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
Initial Teacher Training Census
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Aged 25 to 29
  • Aged 25 to 29 percentage
  • Aged 30 to 34
  • ITT route
Time period
2019/20 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandHigher Education Institution1275712679787561282493452738129716271262439478804650738884183276843059462141647573440205964724519961076184111140323123043899159227432113169040188206040600135477216847913
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandHigh Potential ITT1661166101104337109522615153252347911681442569353312364108151117069821811901322009466415423116375100066207321102970126168317433661115578117834942
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool Centred ITT3936390234169399341126424719486482925119927361150927712320242792215041338686722308735432435111513687973935129914325107652130700381882062386209228618924942
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool Direct (fee-funded)79077834733591188975959544137818074292522775626433415542787045661723283944842031835764565248976977285741214578422399145241086521297104217830583862073287111894952
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool Direct (salaried)249223821105788523712371981627717312857819113174729314540745285457318413277411709349174229710822401202468796423341510873123770701783030386109648027934915

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 69 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. Figures for 2021/22 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 and 2020/21 have been revised.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 2020/21 and 2021/22 data was extracted on 21st November 2021. 2019/20 data was extracted on 13th November 2020.
  5. 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.
  6. Other ethnicity includes Arab and Other ethnic backgrounds.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Age groups, mean age and median age: are based on the ages of new entrants on the day of the census, this is 13 October 2021 for 2021/22 trainees. Ages are rounded down to the nearest year, for example, a trainee aged 29.5 is placed in the 25-29 age group.
  10. 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.
  11. There is not a part time training option for the HPITT route.
  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. Asian: From this publication Asian ethnic group includes Chinese.
  15. Schools direct salaried: includes salaried programmes i.e. Future Teaching Scholars Programme.
  16. ITT route percentages are calculated as a proportion of the total new postgraduate and undergraduate entrants to ITT.
  17. 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.
  18. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) was introduced in 2018/19.

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