Academic Year 2020/21

Initial Teacher Training Census

Data guidance

Published

Description

This document describes the data included in the Initial teacher training performance profiles Official Statistics release’s underlying data files. This data is released under the terms of the Open Government License and is intended to meet at least 3 stars for Open Data. The methodology, found at the bottom of the publication site, should be referenced alongside this data. It provides information on the data sources, their coverage and quality as well as explaining methodology used in producing the data. 

Coverage

This release provides provisional  numbers of new entrants to ITT courses starting in the academic year 2020/21. The release also provides revised numbers of new entrants to ITT courses starting in the academic year 2019/20. It includes information on:

• training route and subject 

• trainee characteristics 

File formats and conventions

Suppression

Suppression has been applied to the following personal characteristics: 

• Gender

• Disability status

The following symbols have been used within the publication and are defined below:

0Zero
cSmall number suppressed to preserve confidentiality
z  Not applicable
:Not available

Data files

All data files associated with this releases are listed below with guidance on their content. To download any of these files, please visit our data catalogue.

1) Postgraduate ITT new entrants (including forecast new entrants) and targets by subject

Filename
table_1_subjects_target_characteristics.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2019/20 to 2020/21
Content

This national level table contains the number of postgraduate and undergraduate new entrants to ITT by subject, as well as performance against recruitment targets and characteristics for postgraduates. The data in this table covers 2019/20 (revised) and 2020/21 (provisional).

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
ForecastForecast trainees
grand_totTotal new entrants to ITT
per_EEA_natEEA National percentage
per_gender_fFemale percentage
per_gender_mMale percentage
per_gender_otherOther gender percentage
per_other_natOther nationality percentage
per_TSMPercentage of TSM target reached
per_UK_natUK National percentage
pg_EEA_natEEA National
pg_gender_fFemale
pg_gender_mMale
pg_gender_otherOther gender
pg_known_natTotal with known nationality
pg_other_natOther nationality
pg_tot_forPostgraduate new entrants to ITT
pg_totalTotal postgraduates excluding forecasts
pg_UK_natUK National
Subject_recodedSubject
TSM_TargetCentral postgraduate target
ug_totalUndergraduate new entrants to ITT
Footnotes
  1. Business studies: includes economics
  2. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  3. EEA National: here relates to individuals with a European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss nationality, excluding the UK.
  4. Central postgraduate targets are taken from the teacher supply model https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-teacher-training#teacher-supply-model-and-itt-allocations. The teacher supply model target relates to postgraduates only.
  5. Other: includes media and communication studies, social studies, and psychology.
  6. Physical Education: includes dance.
  7. 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.
  8. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  9. Data was extracted on 13 November 2020.
  10. Figures for 2020/21 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 have been revised.
  11. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures.
  12. 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.
  13. Gender other: in this year's publication, trainees who are not recorded as male or female have been included in 'Other'.
  14. 2020/21: postgraduate numbers include forecast trainees.
  15. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.

2) Postgraduate ITT new entrants and targets time series by subject

Filename
table_2_subjects_target_time_series.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21
Content

This national level table contains the number of new entrants to ITT by subject for postgraduates and undergraduates and performance against recruitment targets for 2015/16 to 2020/21.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
grand_totPostgraduate and undergraduate total
pg_totalPostgraduate total
subject_recodedSubject
TSM_percPercentage of target reached
TSM_targetCentral postgraduate target
ug_totalUndergraduate total
Footnotes
  1. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  2. Central postgraduate targets are taken from the teacher supply model https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-teacher-training#teacher-supply-model-and-itt-allocations. The teacher supply model target relates to postgraduates only.
  3. 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.
  4. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  5. Data was extracted on 13 November 2020.
  6. Figures for 2020/21 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 have been revised.
  7. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures.
  8. 2020/21: postgraduate numbers include forecast trainees.
  9. Business Studies: includes economics from 2019/20
  10. Modern Foreign Languages: here includes classics.
  11. 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, and languages contains classics

3) ITT new entrants by subject and training route

Filename
table_3_route_by_subject.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2019/20 to 2020/21
Content

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) and 2020/21 (provisional).

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
n_artArt
n_bioBiology
n_busBusiness Studies
n_cheChemistry
n_claClassics
n_comComputing
n_draDrama
n_dtDesign & Technology
n_EBACCEBacc secondary total
n_engEnglish
n_geoGeography
n_hisHistory
n_matMathematics
n_mflMFL
n_musMusic
n_non_EBACCNon-Ebacc secondary total
n_othOther subject
n_pePhysical Education
n_phyPhysics
n_priPrimary
n_reReligious Education
n_secSecondary
n_STEMSTEM secondary total
n_totalTotal
per_artArt percentage
per_bioBiology percentage
per_busBusiness Studies percentage
per_cheChemistry percentage
per_claClassics percentage
per_comComputing percentage
per_draDrama percentage
per_dtDesign & Technology percentage
per_EBACCEBacc secondary percentage
per_engEnglish percentage
per_geoGeography percentage
per_hisHistory percentage
per_matMathematics percentage
per_mflMFL percentage
per_musMusic percentage
per_non_EBACCNon-Ebacc secondary percentage
per_othOther subject percentage
per_pePhysical Education percentage
per_phyPhysics percentage
per_priPrimary percentage
per_reReligious Education percentage
per_secSecondary percentage
per_STEMSTEM secondary percentage
Route_recodedRoute
Footnotes
  1. Business studies: includes economics
  2. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  3. Other: includes media and communication studies, social studies, and psychology.
  4. Physical Education: includes dance.
  5. 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.
  6. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  7. Data was extracted on 13 November 2020.
  8. Figures for 2020/21 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 have been revised.
  9. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures.
  10. 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.
  11. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) was introduced in 2018/19.
  12. 2020/21 postgraduate totals do not include forecasts in this table.
  13. Undergraduate: The majority of undergraduate provision is offered by higher education institutions, except for 59 trainees on undergraduate school centred ITT programmes.

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

Filename
table_4_route_subject_by_degree_class.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2019/20 to 2020/21
Content

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

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
n_degree_firstFirst class degree
n_degree_lsecondLower second class degree
n_degree_otherOther degree
n_degree_usecondUpper second class degree
n_totalTotal with known degree class
per_degree_firstFirst class degree percentage
per_degree_lsecondLower second class degree percentage
per_degree_otherOther degree percentage
per_degree_usecondUpper second class degree percentage
Route_recodedRoute
Subject_recodedSubject
Footnotes
  1. Business studies: includes economics
  2. Design & Technology: includes food technology and engineering.
  3. Other: includes media and communication studies, social studies, and psychology.
  4. Physical Education: includes dance.
  5. 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.
  6. Subject: The subject given here is ITT subject and may not be the same as the subject of the undergraduate degree held.
  7. Data was extracted on 13 November 2020.
  8. Figures for 2020/21 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 have been revised.
  9. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures.
  10. 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.
  11. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) was introduced in 2018/19.
  12. 2020/21 postgraduate totals do not include forecasts in this table.
  13. Degree Class: 2:1 includes undivided 2nd.
  14. Total with known degree: excludes trainees whose degree classes are unknown.
  15. 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.

5) Postgraduate ITT new entrants by training route and personal characteristics

Filename
table5.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2019/20 to 2020/21
Content

This national level table contains the number of both postgraduate and undergraduate new entrants for each ITT route by characteristic (eg. age, gender, etc.). The data in this table covers 2019/20 (revised) and 2020/21 (provisional).

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
mean_ageMean age
median_ageMedian age
n_age_2529Aged 25 to 29
n_age_3034Aged 30 to 34
n_age_3539Aged 35 to 39
n_age_4044Aged 40 to 44
n_age_4549Aged 45 to 49
n_age_5054Aged 50 to 54
n_age_o55Aged over 55
n_age_u25Aged under 25
n_disabilityDisability declared
n_EEA_natNationality EEA
n_ethnic_majorWhite
n_ethnic_minorEthnic minority (excluding white minorities)
n_ftimeFull-time
n_gender_fFemale
n_gender_mMale
n_gender_otherOther gender
n_known_natNationality total known
n_nondisabilityNo disability declared
n_other_natNationality other
n_phase_pPrimary
n_phase_sSecondary
n_ptimePart-time
n_totalTotal
n_UK_natNationality UK
p_gender_fPrimary female
p_gender_mPrimary male
p_gender_otherPrimary other gender
per_age_2529Aged 25 to 29 percentage
per_age_3034Aged 30 to 34 percentage
per_age_3539Aged 35 to 39 percentage
per_age_4044Aged 40 to 44 percentage
per_age_4549Aged 45 to 49 percentage
per_age_5054Aged 50 to 54 percentage
per_age_o55Aged over 55 percentage
per_age_u25Aged under 25 percentage
per_disabilityDisability declared percentage
per_EEA_natNationality EEA percentage
per_ethnic_majorWhite percentage
per_ethnic_minorEthnic minority (excluding white minorities) percentage
per_ftimeFull-Time percentage
per_gender_fFemale percentage
per_gender_mMale percentage
per_gender_otherOther gender percentage
per_nondisabilityNo disability declared percentage
per_other_natNationality other percentage
per_p_gender_fPrimary female percentage
per_p_gender_mPrimary male percentage
per_p_gender_otherPrimary other gender percentage
per_phase_pPrimary percentage
per_phase_sSecondary percentage
per_ptimePart-time percentage
per_s_gender_fSecondary female percentage
per_s_gender_mSecondary male percentage
per_s_gender_otherSecondary other gender percentage
per_totalTotal percentage
per_UK_natNationality UK percentage
Route_recodedRoute
s_gender_fSecondary female
s_gender_mSecondary male
s_gender_otherSecondary other
Footnotes
  1. EEA National: here relates to individuals with a European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss nationality, excluding the UK.
  2. Data was extracted on 13 November 2020.
  3. Figures for 2020/21 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 have been revised.
  4. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures.
  5. Gender other: in this year's publication, trainees who are not recorded as male or female have been included in 'Other'.
  6. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) was introduced in 2018/19.
  7. 2020/21 postgraduate totals do not include forecasts in this table.
  8. Undergraduate: The majority of undergraduate provision is offered by higher education institutions, except for 59 trainees on undergraduate school centred ITT programmes.
  9. Full time: Includes a small number of trainees on abridged courses. Abridged courses are intensive full-time courses allowing trainees to achieve qualified teacher status in a shorter timeframe, typically two terms.
  10. Ethnic minority (excluding white minorities): includes the following ethnicities: Black or black British - Caribbean, Black or black British - African, Other black background, Asian or Asian British - Indian, Asian or Asian British - Pakistani, Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi, Chinese, Other Asian background, Mixed, Arab, Other ethnic background.
  11. Age groups: are based on the ages of new entrants on the day of the census, 14 October 2020. Ages are rounded down to the nearest year, for example, a trainee aged 29.5 is placed in the 25-29 age group.
  12. Disability Status: Data is based on known cases and exclude those where disability status is unknown.
  13. Ethnicity: Data is based on known cases and exclude those where ethnicity is unknown or not declared.
  14. Mean and median age: ages are calculated after first rounding down the trainee age to the nearest year.
  15. Teach First do not offer a part time training option.
  16. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.

6) Postgraduate ITT new entrants by ethnic group

Filename
table_6_routes_ethnicity.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2019/20 to 2020/21
Content

This national level table contains the number of postgraduate new entrants for each ITT route by ethnicity. The data in this table covers 2019/20 (revised) and 2020/21 (provisional).

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
Ethnicity_FullEthnic group
Ethnicity_recodedEthnic minority status
n_totalPostgraduate total
per_totalPostgraduate percentage
Footnotes
  1. Data was extracted on 13 November 2020.
  2. Figures for 2020/21 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 have been revised.
  3. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures.
  4. 2020/21 postgraduate totals do not include forecasts in this table.
  5. Ethnic minority (excluding white minorities): includes the following ethnicities: Black or black British - Caribbean, Black or black British - African, Other black background, Asian or Asian British - Indian, Asian or Asian British - Pakistani, Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi, Chinese, Other Asian background, Mixed, Arab, Other ethnic background.
  6. Ethnicity: Data is based on known cases and exclude those where ethnicity is unknown or not declared.

7) Postgraduate ITT new entrants by training routes and personal characteristics

Filename
table_7_route_characteristic_time_series.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21
Content

This national level table contains the number of postgraduate and undergraduate new entrants to ITT by characteristics for 2015/16 to 2020/21. 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
level_recodedITT Level
n_age_2529Aged 25 to 29
n_age_3034Aged 30 to 34
n_age_3539Aged 35 to 39
n_age_4044Aged 40 to 44
n_age_4549Aged 45 to 49
n_age_5054Aged 50 to 54
n_age_o55Aged over 55
n_age_u25Aged under 25
n_degree_firstFirst class degree
n_degree_lsecondLower second class degree
n_degree_otherOther degree
n_degree_usecondUpper second class degree
n_degree_usecond_betterUpper second or higher class degree
n_disabilityDisability declared
n_EEA_nationalNationality UK
n_ethnic_majorWhite
n_ethnic_minorEthnic minority (excluding white minorities)
n_known_nationalityNationality total known
n_nondisabilityNo disability declared
n_other_nationalityNationality other
n_phase_pPrimary
n_phase_sSecondary
n_uk_nationalNationality EEA
p_gender_fPrimary female
p_gender_mPrimary male
per_age_2529Aged 25 to 29 percentage
per_age_3034Aged 30 to 34 percentage
per_age_3539Aged 35 to 39 percentage
per_age_4044Aged 40 to 44 percentage
per_age_4549Aged 45 to 49 percentage
per_age_5054Aged 50 to 54 percentage
per_age_o55Aged over 55 percentage
per_age_u25Aged under 25 percentage
per_degree_firstFirst class degree percentage
per_degree_lsecondLower second class degree percentage
per_degree_otherOther degree percentage
per_degree_usecondUpper second class degree percentage
per_degree_usecond_betterUpper second or higher class degree percentage
per_disabilityDisability declared percentage
per_EEA_natNationality UK percentage
per_ethnic_majorWhite percentage
per_ethnic_minorEthnic minority (excluding white minorities) percentage
per_nondisabilityNo disability declared percentage
per_other_natNationality other percentage
per_p_gender_fPrimary female percentage
per_p_gender_mPrimary male percentage
per_s_gender_fSecondary male percentage
per_s_gender_mSecondary female percentage
per_UK_graduates_usecond_betterUK graduate upper second or higher class degree percentage
per_UK_natNationality EEA percentage
s_gender_fSecondary female
s_gender_mSecondary male
Footnotes
  1. EEA National: here relates to individuals with a European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss nationality, excluding the UK.
  2. Data was extracted on 13 November 2020.
  3. Figures for 2020/21 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 have been revised.
  4. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures.
  5. 2020/21 postgraduate totals do not include forecasts in this table.
  6. Degree Class: 2:1 includes undivided 2nd.
  7. 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.
  8. Ethnic minority (excluding white minorities): includes the following ethnicities: Black or black British - Caribbean, Black or black British - African, Other black background, Asian or Asian British - Indian, Asian or Asian British - Pakistani, Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi, Chinese, Other Asian background, Mixed, Arab, Other ethnic background.
  9. Age groups: are based on the ages of new entrants on the day of the census, 14 October 2020. Ages are rounded down to the nearest year, for example, a trainee aged 29.5 is placed in the 25-29 age group.
  10. Disability Status: Data is based on known cases and exclude those where disability status is unknown.
  11. Ethnicity: Data is based on known cases and exclude those where ethnicity is unknown or not declared.
  12. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.
  13. Prior to 2017/18, trainees who did not identify as Male or Female were reported as "Female". From 2017/18 onwards, these trainees are not included due to small numbers.
  14. UK graduates percentages: Figures obtained are from data published by HESA and are based on the latest available data at the time of publication. Percentages are based on numbers rounded to the nearest multiple of 5. https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/students/outcomes.

8) ITT new entrants by region and training route

Filename
table_8_route_region.csv
Geographic levels
Regional
Time period
2019/20 to 2020/21
Content

This regional level table contains the number of both postgraduate and undergraduate new entrants new entrants for each ITT route by geographic region. The data in this table covers 2019/20 (revised) and 2020/21 (provisional).

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
n_totalTotal
Route_recodedRoute
Footnotes
  1. Data was extracted on 13 November 2020.
  2. Figures for 2020/21 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 have been revised.
  3. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures.
  4. Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship: The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship (PGTA) was introduced in 2018/19.
  5. 2020/21 postgraduate totals do not include forecasts in this table.
  6. Undergraduate: The majority of undergraduate provision is offered by higher education institutions, except for 59 trainees on undergraduate school centred ITT programmes.
  7. Government Office Region: Region is determined by the location of the provider, which is not necessarily where the trainee is located.

9) EYITT new entrants by training route and personal characteristics

Filename
table_9_eyitt.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2019/20 to 2020/21
Content

This national level table contains the number of both postgraduate and undergraduate new entrants new entrants to Early Years ITT courses by route and characteristics. The data in this table covers 2019/20 (revised) and 2020/21 (provisional).

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
n_age_o55Aged 25 and over
n_age_u25Aged under 25
n_disabilityDisability declared
n_ethnic_majorWhite
n_ethnic_minorEthnic minority (excluding white minorities)
n_gender_fFemale
n_gender_mMale
n_gender_otherOther gender
n_nondisabilityNo disability declared
n_totalTotal
per_age_o55Aged 25 and over percentage
per_age_u25Aged under 25 percentage
per_disabilityDisability declared percentage
per_ethnic_majorWhite percentage
per_ethnic_minorEthnic minority (excluding white minorities) percentage
per_gender_fFemale percentage
per_gender_mMale percentage
per_gender_otherOther gender percentage
per_nondisabilityNo disability declared percentage
RouteRoute
Footnotes
  1. Data was extracted on 13 November 2020.
  2. Figures for 2020/21 are provisional and are subject to change. Figures for 2019/20 have been revised.
  3. Troops to Teachers are excluded from all figures.
  4. Gender other: in this year's publication, trainees who are not recorded as male or female have been included in 'Other'.
  5. Ethnic minority (excluding white minorities): includes the following ethnicities: Black or black British - Caribbean, Black or black British - African, Other black background, Asian or Asian British - Indian, Asian or Asian British - Pakistani, Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi, Chinese, Other Asian background, Mixed, Arab, Other ethnic background.
  6. Age groups: are based on the ages of new entrants on the day of the census, 14 October 2020. Ages are rounded down to the nearest year, for example, a trainee aged 29.5 is placed in the 25-29 age group.
  7. Disability Status: Data is based on known cases and exclude those where disability status is unknown.
  8. Ethnicity: Data is based on known cases and exclude those where ethnicity is unknown or not declared.
  9. EYITT Undergraduate Entry: Undergraduates are not reported due to low numbers.