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), 2022/23 (revised) and 2023/24 (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 2023/24

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEarly Years ITT Graduate employment-based307zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEarly Years ITT Graduate Entry41zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEarly Years ITT Undergraduate Entry9zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPostgraduate Early Years ITT Total348266821433403482212612763131732284316762449607428701090
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEarly Years ITT Total357zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 30 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. Data was extracted on 21 November 2023.
  2. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2022/23 and all previous years have been revised.
  3. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures prior to 2021/22.
  4. Sex other: Sex was previously reported as gender. This has been updated as it was previously mislabelled. From 2021/22, trainees who chose not to provide data on sex have been included in an 'unknown' category. Prior to this they were included in 'other'.
  5. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  6. Age groups: are based on the ages of new entrants on the day of the census, 11 October 2023. Ages are rounded down to the nearest year, for example, a trainee aged 29.5 is placed in the 25-29 age group. 
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Trainee characteristics for individual Early Year ITT routes are not reported due to low numbers.
  10. Other ethnicity includes Arab and Other ethnic background.
  11. For 2023/24 only, three providers submitted data with very high numbers of trainees with other sex. These have been recoded as unknown sex while we investigate this with providers.
  12. Breakdown of EYITT new entrant data by ethnic group and disability status for 2023/24 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 EYITT ethnic group and disability status data once the issue is rectified.

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