Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

4) Postgraduate ITT new entrants by subject, training route and degree class

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This national level table contains the number of postgraduate new entrants for each ITT route and subject by degree class. The data in this table covers 2019/20 (revised), 2020/21 (revised), 2021/22 (revised) and 2022/23 (provisional).

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
Initial Teacher Training Census
Release type
Geographic levels
  • First class degree
  • First class degree percentage
  • Upper second class degree
  • ITT route
  • ITT subject
Time period
2019/20 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignHigher Education Institution18441964072252224
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignSchool Centred ITT6913381621955233
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignSchool Direct (fee-funded)12134592442849203
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignSchool Direct (salaried)40310075250
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignPostgraduate Total3788819681132352213

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 11 variables
Variable nameVariable description
first_class_degreeFirst class degree
first_class_degree_percentageFirst class degree percentage
itt_routeITT route
itt_subjectITT subject
lower_second_class_degreeLower second class degree


  1. Percentages exclude trainees where information was not supplied, or where characteristics were reported as ‘unknown’.
  2. Other degree class: includes international degrees which have different grading classes, degree classes below 2:2, and other. It excludes trainees whose degrees classed as not known or not applicable.
  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. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) was introduced in 2018/19.
  7. Total with known degree: excludes trainees whose degree classes are unknown, therefore please consider the impact of the number of unknowns when considering data trends.
  8. 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.
  9. Other: includes media and communication studies, social studies, and psychology.
  10. Schools direct salaried: includes salaried programmes i.e. Future Teaching Scholars Programme
  11. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  12. Business studies: includes economics.
  13. 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.
  14. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures before 2021/22.
  15. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  16. Degree Class: 2:1 includes undivided 2nd.
  17. 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.
  18. STEM here includes biology, chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics.
  19. Physical Education: includes dance.

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