Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

2) ITT new entrants and targets by subject time series

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This national level table contains the number of new entrants to ITT by subject for postgraduates and undergraduates and performance against ITT recruitment targets for 2015/16 to 2022/23 (provisional for 2022/23 and revised for previous years).

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
Initial Teacher Training Census
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Postgraduate total new entrants to ITT
  • Undergraduate total new entrants to ITT
  • Total new entrants to ITT
  • ITT subject
Time period
2015/16 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & Designx506x79464
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBiologyx1058x117890
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBusiness Studiesx200x31364
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandChemistryx985x105394
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandComputingx504x72370

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
itt_recruitment_targetITT recruitment target
itt_recruitment_target_performance_percentagePercentage of ITT recruitment target reached
itt_subjectITT subject
total_new_entrantsTotal new entrants to ITT
total_postgraduatesPostgraduate total new entrants to ITT


  1. The Teacher Workforce Model (TWM) is used by DfE to set postgraduate ITT targets
  2. The 2021/22 revised and 2022/23 provisional data do not contain forecast trainees, this is due to a change in data collection methodology.
  3. Data was extracted on 14 November 2022.
  4. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  5. Figures for 2022/23 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2021/22 and all previous years have been revised.
  6. Due to a technical issue with the mapping of disability information into Register, disability data for 2022/23 includes a significantly larger proportion of unknowns than past years.  As the issue is impacting some disability categories more than others, the decision has been made to publish this data once the issue has been fixed. Disability data is therefore currently unavailable for 2022/23 but available for all other years.
  7. Modern Foreign Languages: here includes classics.
  8. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  9. Other subject: here includes a different mix of subjects to the main targets by subject table, this is for consistency with historic teacher supply model groupings; Other includes Drama from 2014/15 and Citizenship from 2015/16.
  10. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures before 2021/22.
  11. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  12. Primary: Prior to 2018/19, a small number of Primary trainees on subject specialist courses were reported against their subject specialism and were included in Total Secondary. From 2018/19, they are reported as Primary.
  13. 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.
  14. Business Studies: includes economics from 2019/20.
  15. Physical Education: includes dance.

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