Data set from Initial teacher training performance profiles

Table 4) Bursary eligible postgraduate trainee outcomes by subject

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This national level table contains the number of final year postgraduate trainees eligible for a bursary, based on prior degree qualification, by subject. 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
  • Awarded QTS
  • Eligible trainees
  • Not awarded QTS
  • Subject
Time period
2017/18 to 2020/21

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBiology7827132544913658983
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandChemistry7236403845895651981
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandClassics52501196222142
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandComputing3743271730875823873
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandDesign & Technology18017145952313780

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 10 variables
Variable nameVariable description
qts_awardedAwarded QTS
qts_awarded_percentagePercentage awarded QTS
qts_not_awardedNot awarded QTS
qts_not_awarded_percentagePercentage not awarded QTS


  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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Eligible trainees: includes trainees in bursary or scholarship eligible subjects with a degree class attracting a bursary. It does not include those which have additional A-level requirements. Excludes High Potential ITT (formerly reported as Teach First), postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) and School Direct (Salaried) trainees who are on programmes where bursaries are not awarded. This table does not take into account other routes to bursaries. In the bursaries guidance, Modern Foreign Languages is known as "Languages". Please see the Training Bursary manual for more information (
  6. 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.

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