Data set from Initial Teacher Training Census

11) ITT candidates by subject and ITT route

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This national level table contains the number of postgraduate candidates applying to ITT by subject and ITT route. The data in this table covers courses that start in 2022/23 and 2023/24 (official statistics in development).

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
Initial Teacher Training Census
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Total candidates
  • Total accepted candidates
  • Percentage of accepted candidates on ITT route
  • ITT subject
  • ITT route
Time period
2022/23 to 2023/24

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignHigher Education Institution6722585031547
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignPostgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship6971710
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignSchool Centred ITT293871710937
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignSchool Direct Fee Funded5191623119237
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandArt & DesignSchool Direct Salaried3461618

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 7 variables
Variable nameVariable description
in_cycle_acceptance_rateIn-cycle acceptance rate
in_cycle_accepted_candidatesIn-cycle accepted candidates
itt_routeITT route
itt_subjectITT subject
num_acceptedTotal accepted candidates


  1. These statistics are classified as official statistics in development, which is a temporary label for new statistics that are undergoing development and testing. They are provisional and subject to change.
  2. Data was extracted on 17 November 2023.
  3. High Potential ITT (HPITT) route is not included in this data.
  4. Percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  5. Total candidates: the total number of candidates that applied to postgraduate ITT for courses that start in the given time period.
  6. Total accepted candidates: the total number of candidates who have accepted an offer to start ITT in the given cycle. This includes candidates who deferred an offer from a previous cycle. Withdrawn applications and deferrals into the next cycle have been excluded.
  7. Percentage of accepted candidates on ITT route: for each subject, the percentage of accepted candidates for a given route.
  8. In-cycle acceptance rate: in-cycle accepted candidates / total candidates.
  9. In-cycle accepted candidates: the total number of candidates who have accepted an offer to start ITT in the given cycle, regardless of whether they withdraw or defer afterwards. This excludes candidates who deferred an offer from a previous cycle.
  10. The in-cycle acceptance total and the acceptance rate are not shown in cases where candidate numbers are fewer than 30. Where small numbers are present, the acceptance rate can be volatile and potentially misleading.
  11. Subject-level candidate totals will not sum to the total candidate number due to duplication caused by candidates applying for multiple subjects.
  12. EBacc Subjects are English, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, History, Geography, Computing and Classics.
  13. Others includes media and communication studies, social studies, citizenship and psychology.
  14. STEM Subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Mathematics and Physics.

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