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 2023/24 (provisional for 2023/24 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 2023/24

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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. Business Studies: includes economics from 2019/20
  2. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  3. The Teacher Workforce Model (TWM) is used by DfE to set postgraduate ITT targets
  4. Physical Education: includes dance.
  5. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  6. Data was extracted on 21 November 2023.
  7. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2022/23 and all previous years have been revised.
  8. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures prior to 2021/22.
  9. Data from 2021/22 does not contain forecast trainees, this is due to a change in data collection methodology. 
  10. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  11. Modern Foreign Languages: here includes classics.
  12. 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.
  13. Undergraduate: The majority of undergraduate provision is offered by higher education institutions.
  14. Proportions exclude trainees where information was not supplied, or where characteristics/information were reported as ‘unknown’.
  15. 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.

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