Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

3) ITT new entrants by subject and training route

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This national level table contains the number of both postgraduate and undergraduate new entrants on each ITT route by subject. 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
  • Postgraduate total new entrants to ITT
  • Postgraduate total new entrants to ITT percentage
  • Undergraduate trainees
  • ITT subject
Time period
2019/20 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & Design4130212069127504130510173110100
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBiology1946156950325352253919378490132730100
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBusiness Studies185366722135240185193611119130100
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandChemistry7734135331152233537705460152950100
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandClassics7104724180071066362500100

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 18 variables
Variable nameVariable description
high_potential_ittHigh Potential ITT trainees
high_potential_itt_postgraduate_percentageHigh Potential ITT trainees percentage
higher_education_institutionHigher Education Institution trainees
higher_education_institution_postgraduate_percentageHigher Education Institution trainees percentage
itt_subjectITT subject


  1. Percentages exclude trainees where information was not supplied, or where characteristics were reported as ‘unknown’.
  2. Data was extracted on 14 November 2022.
  3. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  4. Figures for 2022/23 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2021/22 and all previous years have been revised.
  5. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) was introduced in 2018/19.
  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. Other: includes media and communication studies, social studies, and psychology.
  8. Schools direct salaried: includes salaried programmes i.e. Future Teaching Scholars Programme
  9. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  10. Business studies: includes economics.
  11. 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.
  12. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures before 2021/22.
  13. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. STEM here includes biology, chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics.
  17. Physical Education: includes dance.

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