Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

7) ITT new entrants by course level and trainee characteristics time series

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This national level table contains the number of postgraduate and undergraduate new entrants to ITT by trainee characteristics (eg. age, gender, etc.) 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
  • Aged under 25
  • Aged under 25 percentage
  • Aged 25 to 29
  • ITT level
Time period
2015/16 to 2023/24

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPostgraduate1257827229856x125781518359839200x1518327761xxxxxx1519967632153133911557623147622972530427601xxxx498415719207036024857275842278x3961xxxxxx5524854310892xxx18577522374
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandUndergraduate47817224059x4781719215504x7195500xxxxxx49772471257054252045950415500xxxxzzzzzz1585x3070xxxxxx904211000892xxxzzzzzz
201617Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPostgraduate1128822669022x112881546162419220x1546126749xxxxxx1416464952189140111168634081132424242452666923658129550625459476714779195466013802263612080x4060xxxxxx5324854320991935218567423375
201617Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandUndergraduate49067294177x490624191150x2415147xxxxxx46812131027449226047946685147xxxxzzzzzz1585x3862xxxxxx914211000991xxxzzzzzz
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPostgraduate1250025179981x124981464658318811x1464227140xxxxxx1384768422306141312598994071732590244512704124223129453226049500214869198716026935268322080x4060xxxxxx51258553111090935219557422376

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 69 variables
Variable nameVariable description
aged_25_to_29Aged 25 to 29
aged_25_to_29_percentageAged 25 to 29 percentage
aged_30_to_34Aged 30 to 34
aged_30_to_34_percentageAged 30 to 34 percentage
aged_35_to_39Aged 35 to 39


  1. EEA National: here relates to individuals with a European Union, European Economic Area or included in the single market- this includes Swiss nationality. The UK is not included in these figures.
  2. Data was extracted on 21 November 2023.
  3. Figures for 2023/24 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2022/23 and all previous years have been revised.
  4. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures prior to 2021/22.
  5. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  6. The 2022/23 revised and 2023/24 provisional data does not contain forecast trainees, this is due to a change in data collection methodology. 
  7. Undergraduate: The majority of undergraduate provision is offered by higher education institutions.
  8. Degree Class: 2:1 includes undivided 2nd.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. 
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Prior to 2017/18, trainees who did not identify as Male or Female were reported as "Female". From 2017/18 onwards, they are not included as "Female".
  14. Other ethnicity includes Arab and Other ethnic background.
  15. Proportions exclude trainees where information was not supplied, or where characteristics/information were reported as ‘unknown’.
  16. 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.

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