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), 2021/22 (revised), 2022/23 (revised) and 2023/24 (provisional).

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
Initial Teacher Training Census
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Postgraduate total new entrants to ITT
  • Postgraduate total new entrants to ITT percentage
  • Undergraduate total new entrants to ITT
  • ITT subject
Time period
2019/20 to 2023/24

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. STEM Subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Mathematics and Physics.
  2. Business studies: includes economics
  3. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  4. Other: includes media and communication studies, social studies, and psychology.
  5. Physical Education: includes dance.
  6. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  7. Data was extracted on 21 November 2023.
  8. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2022/23 and all previous years have been revised.
  9. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures prior to 2021/22.
  10. Total Ebacc: EBacc here includes English, mathematics, modern foreign languages, physics, biology, chemistry, history, geography, computing and classics. Trainees on the 'PE with Ebacc' programme are not included.
  11. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  12. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) was introduced in 2018/19.
  13. The 2022/23 revised and 2023/24 provisional data does not contain forecast trainees, this is due to a change in data collection methodology. 
  14. Undergraduate: The majority of undergraduate provision is offered by higher education institutions.
  15. Schools direct salaried: includes salaried programmes i.e. Future Teaching Scholars Programme
  16. Proportions exclude trainees where information was not supplied, or where characteristics/information were reported as ‘unknown’.
  17. Other contains Citizenship trainees. There were 40 Citizenship trainees in 2022/23 and 23 in 2023/24.

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