Academic Year 2019/20

Initial teacher training performance profiles

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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

The release covers qualified teacher status and provisional employment outcomes for final year initial teacher trainees in England for the academic year 2019/20. The release also provides revised employment rates for final year 2018/19 trainees. 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
• Ethnicity

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.

Table 1a) Trainee qualified teacher status and employment outcomes by personal characteristics

Filename
pp2021_table_1a_outcomes_characteristic.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

This national level table contains the qualified teacher status and employment outcomes of postgraduate and undergraduate final year ITT trainees by characteristics. The data in this table covers 2017/18 to 2019/20. 2019/2020 employment rates are provisional, all other years are revised.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
employment_statusEmployment status
level_recodedTraining route
n_totalTotal trainees
pct_n_totalTotal trainees percentage
pct_total_age_25nOver25 and over percentage
pct_total_age_u25Under 25 percentage
pct_total_degreeC_FirstFirst degree class first percentage
pct_total_degreeC_Lower2ndFirst degree class lower second percentage
pct_total_degreeC_OtherFirst degree class other percentage
pct_total_degreeC_UnknownFirst degree class not known percentage
pct_total_degreeC_Upper2ndFirst degree class upper second percentage
pct_total_disabilityDisability declared percentage
pct_total_disability_unknownDisability unknown percentage
pct_total_ethnic_AsianEthnicity Asian percentage
pct_total_ethnic_BlackEthnicity Black percentage
pct_total_ethnic_Mixed_ethnicityEthnicity Mixed ethnicity percentage
pct_total_ethnic_OtherEthnicity Other percentage
pct_total_ethnic_UnknownEthnicity Unknown percentage
pct_total_ethnic_WhiteEthnicity White percentage
pct_total_gender_fFemale percentage
pct_total_gender_mMale percentage
pct_total_gender_otherOther gender percentage
pct_total_nondisabilityDisability not declared percentage
qts_statusQTS status
total_age_25nOver25 and over
total_age_u25Under 25
total_degreeC_FirstFirst degree class first
total_degreeC_Lower2ndFirst degree class lower second
total_degreeC_OtherFirst degree class other
total_degreeC_UnknownFirst degree class not known
total_degreeC_Upper2ndFirst degree class upper second
total_disabilityDisability declared
total_disability_unknownDisability unknown
total_ethnic_AsianEthnicity Asian
total_ethnic_BlackEthnicity Black
total_ethnic_Mixed_ethnicityEthnicity Mixed ethnicity
total_ethnic_OtherEthnicity Other
total_ethnic_UnknownEthnicity Unknown
total_ethnic_WhiteEthnicity White
total_gender_fFemale
total_gender_mMale
total_gender_otherOther gender
total_nondisabilityDisability not declared
Footnotes
  1. Age: trainees aged 25 and over on 31 July 2020.
  2. Not awarded QTS: includes trainees who left the course before the end (excluding those who left the course within 90 days of the start), trainees who failed the course and trainees who did not meet the standards.
  3. Trainees who are not recorded as male or female gender have been included in 'other'.
  4. For the undergraduate route, this publication includes final year trainees only.
  5. Percentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school: percentage of those awarded QTS who are employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), all prior years are revised. Due to rounding, the sum of constituent parts may differ from the reported total. See methodology for further details.
  6. Teaching in a state school: registered as employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), up to and including 2018/19 are revised. See methodology for further details.
  7. Degree classes relate to postgraduate ITT trainees only.
  8. UG degree class: "Upper second" includes undivided second class.
  9. Yet to complete: includes trainees who have not fully completed their course at the end of the academic year. They will go on to be awarded QTS or will complete without being awarded QTS in a later academic year.
  10. Other ethnicity includes Arab and Other ethnic background.
  11. UG degree class: Those with non-UK degrees or degree-equivalent qualifications are assigned UK style classifications where known, else are assigned "Other" or "Not known".
  12. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.

Table 1b) Postgraduate trainee qualified teacher status and employment outcomes by ethnic group

Filename
pp2021_table_1b_outcomes_ethnicity.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

This national level table contains the qualified teacher status and employment outcomes of postgraduate final year ITT trainees by ethnicity. The data in this table covers 2017/18 to 2019/20. 2019/2020 employment rates are provisional, all other years are revised.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
ethnic_group_majorMajor ethnic group
ethnicity_fullFull ethnic group
qts_awardedAwarded QTS
qts_awarded_percentagePercentage awarded QTS
qts_not_awardedNot awarded QTS
qts_not_awarded_percentagePercentage not awarded QTS
teaching_state_schoolTeaching in a state school
teaching_state_school_percentagePercentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school
total_traineesTotal trainees
yet_to_completeYet to complete
yet_to_complete_percentagePercentage yet to complete
Footnotes
  1. Not awarded QTS: includes trainees who left the course before the end (excluding those who left the course within 90 days of the start), trainees who failed the course and trainees who did not meet the standards.
  2. Percentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school: percentage of those awarded QTS who are employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), all prior years are revised. Due to rounding, the sum of constituent parts may differ from the reported total. See methodology for further details.
  3. Teaching in a state school: registered as employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), up to and including 2018/19 are revised. See methodology for further details.
  4. Yet to complete: includes trainees who have not fully completed their course at the end of the academic year. They will go on to be awarded QTS or will complete without being awarded QTS in a later academic year.
  5. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.

Table 2a) Trainee qualified teacher status and employment outcomes by training route and characteristics

Filename
pp2021_table_2a_outcomes_route_char.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

This national level table contains the qualified teacher status and employment outcomes of postgraduate and undergraduate final year ITT trainees by route and characteristics. The data in this table covers 2017/18 to 2019/20. 2019/2020 employment rates are provisional, all other years are revised.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
n_ethnic_AsianEthnicity Asian
n_ethnic_BlackEthnicity Black
n_ethnic_Mixed_ethnicityEthnicity Mixed ethnicity
n_ethnic_OtherEthnicity Other
n_ethnic_UnknownEthnicity Unknown
n_ethnic_WhiteEthnicity White
n_trainees_1stFirst degree class first
n_trainees_21First degree class upper second
n_trainees_22First degree class lower second
n_trainees_age_25nOver25 and over
n_trainees_age_u25Under 25
n_trainees_dclass_nkFirst degree class not known
n_trainees_dclass_otherFirst degree class other
n_trainees_disabilityDisability declared
n_trainees_disability_nkDisability unknown
n_trainees_fFemale
n_trainees_mMale
n_trainees_nondisabilityDisability not declared
n_trainees_otherOther gender
qts_awardedAwarded QTS
qts_awarded_percentagePercentage awarded QTS
qts_not_awardedNot awarded QTS
qts_not_awarded_percentagePercentage not awarded QTS
routeTraining route
teaching_state_schoolTeaching in a state school
teaching_state_school_percentagePercentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school
total_traineesTotal trainees
yet_to_completeYet to complete
yet_to_complete_percentagePercentage yet to complete
Footnotes
  1. Not awarded QTS: includes trainees who left the course before the end (excluding those who left the course within 90 days of the start), trainees who failed the course and trainees who did not meet the standards.
  2. Training route: for the undergraduate route, this publication includes final year trainees only. High Potential ITT was formerly reported as Teach First. School-led route includes: HPITT, PGTA, SCITT, SDf, and SDs routes.
  3. Percentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school: percentage of those awarded QTS who are employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), all prior years are revised. Due to rounding, the sum of constituent parts may differ from the reported total. See methodology for further details.
  4. Teaching in a state school: registered as employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), up to and including 2018/19 are revised. See methodology for further details.
  5. Degree classes relate to postgraduate ITT trainees only.
  6. UG degree class: "Upper second" includes undivided second class.
  7. Yet to complete: includes trainees who have not fully completed their course at the end of the academic year. They will go on to be awarded QTS or will complete without being awarded QTS in a later academic year.
  8. Other ethnicity includes Arab and Other ethnic background.
  9. UG degree class: Those with non-UK degrees or degree-equivalent qualifications are assigned UK style classifications where known, else are assigned "Other" or "Not known".
  10. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.

Table 2b) Trainee qualified teacher status and employment outcomes by training route (time series)

Filename
pp2021_table_2b_outcomes_route_timeseries.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2008/09 to 2019/20
Content

This national level table contains the qualified teacher status and employment outcomes of postgraduate and undergraduate final year ITT trainees by route. The data in this table covers qualified teacher status outcomes for 2012/13 to 2019/20. 2019/2020 employment rates are provisional, all other years are revised.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
qts_awardedAwarded QTS
qts_awarded_percentagePercentage awarded QTS
routeTraining route
teaching_state_schoolTeaching in a state school
teaching_state_school_percentagePercentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school
total_traineesTotal trainees
Footnotes
  1. 2013/14 excludes deferred employment based initial teacher training trainees.
  2. High Potential ITT (formerly labelled Teach First) is included in postgraduate totals from 2015/16 onwards. High Potential ITT data collection was not mandatory until 2015/16, therefore, any trends may be a result of the difference in data collection.
  3. Although total postgraduate figures for 2012/13 include EBITT trainees, these are excluded in the route level breakdown. Hence the total will not match the sum of 2012/13 postgraduate lines.
  4. Training route: for the undergraduate route, this publication includes final year trainees only. High Potential ITT was formerly reported as Teach First. School-led route includes: HPITT, PGTA, SCITT, SDf, and SDs routes.
  5. Percentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school: percentage of those awarded QTS who are employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), all prior years are revised. Due to rounding, the sum of constituent parts may differ from the reported total. See methodology for further details.
  6. Teaching in a state school: registered as employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), up to and including 2018/19 are revised. See methodology for further details.

Table 3a) Postgraduate trainee qualified teacher status and employment outcomes by subject

Filename
pp2021_table_3a_outcomes_subject.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

This national level table contains the qualified teacher status and employment outcomes of postgraduate final year ITT trainees by subject. The data in this table covers 2017/18 to 2019/20. 2019/2020 employment rates are provisional, all other years are revised.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
qts_awardedAwarded QTS
qts_awarded_percentagePercentage awarded QTS
qts_not_awardedNot awarded QTS
qts_not_awarded_percentagePercentage not awarded QTS
subject_recodedSubject
teaching_state_schoolTeaching in a state school
teaching_state_school_percentagePercentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school
total_traineesTotal trainees
yet_to_completeYet to complete
yet_to_complete_percentagePercentage yet to complete
Footnotes
  1. Not awarded QTS: includes trainees who left the course before the end (excluding those who left the course within 90 days of the start), trainees who failed the course and trainees who did not meet the standards.
  2. Other includes a range of subjects such as Media and Communication Studies, Social Studies, and Psychology.
  3. Percentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school: percentage of those awarded QTS who are employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), all prior years are revised. Due to rounding, the sum of constituent parts may differ from the reported total. See methodology for further details.
  4. Teaching in a state school: registered as employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), up to and including 2018/19 are revised. See methodology for further details.
  5. Yet to complete: includes trainees who have not fully completed their course at the end of the academic year. They will go on to be awarded QTS or will complete without being awarded QTS in a later academic year.
  6. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.

Table 3b_Postgraduate trainee qualified teacher status and employment outcomes by subject (time series)

Filename
pp2021_table_3b_outcomes_subject_timeseries.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2009/10 to 2019/20
Content

This national level table contains the qualified teacher status and employment outcomes of postgraduate final year ITT trainees by subject. The data in this table covers qualified teacher status outcomes for 2009/10 to 2019/20. 2019/2020 employment rates are provisional, all other years are revised.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
qts_awardedAwarded QTS
qts_awarded_percentagePercentage awarded QTS
subject_recodedSubject
teaching_state_schoolTeaching in a state school
teaching_state_school_percentagePercentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school
total_traineesTotal trainees
Footnotes
  1. 2013/14 excludes deferred employment based initial teacher training trainees.
  2. Modern Foreign Languages includes Classics.
  3. Other includes a range of subjects such as Media and Communication Studies, Social Studies, and Psychology. Includes Drama from 2012/13 onwards.
  4. Percentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school: percentage of those awarded QTS who are employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), all prior years are revised. Due to rounding, the sum of constituent parts may differ from the reported total. See methodology for further details.
  5. Teaching in a state school: registered as employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), up to and including 2018/19 are revised. See methodology for further details.
  6. English includes Drama and Performing Arts until 2011/12 inclusive. From 2012/13 onwards Drama is included in Other.

Table 4) Bursary eligible postgraduate trainee outcomes by subject

Filename
pp2021_table_4_outcomes_bursary_eligible.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

This national level table contains the number of final year postgraduate trainees eligible for a bursary, based on prior degree qualification, by subject. The data in this table covers 2017/18 to 2019/20. 2019/2020 employment rates are provisional, all other years are revised.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
qts_awardedAwarded QTS
qts_awarded_percentagePercentage awarded QTS
qts_not_awardedNot awarded QTS
qts_not_awarded_percentagePercentage not awarded QTS
subject_recodedSubject
teaching_state_schoolTeaching in a state school
teaching_state_school_percentagePercentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school
total_eligible_traineesEligible trainees
yet_to_completeYet to complete
yet_to_complete_percentagePercentage yet to complete
Footnotes
  1. Not awarded QTS: includes trainees who left the course before the end (excluding those who left the course within 90 days of the start), trainees who failed the course and trainees who did not meet the standards.
  2. Percentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school: percentage of those awarded QTS who are employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), all prior years are revised. Due to rounding, the sum of constituent parts may differ from the reported total. See methodology for further details.
  3. Teaching in a state school: registered as employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), up to and including 2018/19 are revised. See methodology for further details.
  4. Eligible trainees: includes trainees in bursary or scholarship eligible subjects with a degree class attracting a bursary. It does not include those which have additional A-level requirements. Excludes High Potential ITT (formerly Teach First), postgraduate teaching apprenticeship and School Direct (Salaried) trainees who are on programmes where bursaries are not awarded. This table does not take into account other routes to bursaries. In the bursaries guidance, Modern Foreign Languages is known as "Languages". Please see the Training Bursary manual for more information (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-initial-teacher-training-itt/funding-initial-teacher-training-itt-academic-year-2019-to-2020).
  5. Yet to complete: includes trainees who have not fully completed their course at the end of the academic year. They will go on to be awarded QTS or will complete without being awarded QTS in a later academic year.
  6. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.

Table 5) Trainee qualified teacher status and employment outcomes by region

Filename
pp2021_table_5_outcomes_region.csv
Geographic levels
National; Regional
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

This regional level table contains the qualified teacher status and employment outcomes of postgraduate and undergraduate final year ITT trainees by geographic region. The data in this table covers 2017/18 to 2019/20. 2019/2020 employment rates are provisional, all other years are revised.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
level_recodedTraining route
qts_awardedAwarded QTS
qts_awarded_percentagePercentage awarded QTS
qts_not_awardedNot awarded QTS
qts_not_awarded_percentagePercentage not awarded QTS
teaching_state_schoolTeaching in a state school
teaching_state_school_percentagePercentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school
total_traineesTotal trainees
yet_to_completeYet to complete
yet_to_complete_percentagePercentage yet to complete
Footnotes
  1. Not awarded QTS: includes trainees who left the course before the end (excluding those who left the course within 90 days of the start), trainees who failed the course and trainees who did not meet the standards.
  2. Percentage of those awarded QTS teaching in a state school: percentage of those awarded QTS who are employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), all prior years are revised. Due to rounding, the sum of constituent parts may differ from the reported total. See methodology for further details.
  3. Teaching in a state school: registered as employed in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualification. 2019/20 figures are provisional (uplifted), up to and including 2018/19 are revised. See methodology for further details.
  4. Yet to complete: includes trainees who have not fully completed their course at the end of the academic year. They will go on to be awarded QTS or will complete without being awarded QTS in a later academic year.
  5. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.

Table 6) Assessment only trainee numbers by subject (time series)

Filename
pp2021_table_6_assesment_only_numbers.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2014/15 to 2019/20
Content

This national level table contains the number of AO ITT trainees by subject. The data in this table covers 2014/15 to 2019/20. 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
subject_recodedSubject
total_traineesTotal trainees
Footnotes
  1. Total trainees for 2017/18 excludes one AO trainee with missing subject information

Table 7) EYITT early years teacher status trainee outcomes by route and characteristics

Filename
pp2021_table_7_early_years_eyts_characteristic.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2017/18 to 2019/20
Content

This national level table contains the number of EYITT postgraduate and undergraduate final year ITT trainees by early years teacher status and characteristics. The data in this table covers 2014/15 to 2019/20. 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
level_recodedITT Level
n_route_grad_employEYITT Graduate employment-based
n_route_grad_entryEYITT Graduate Entry
n_route_ug_eyittUndergraduate EYITT
n_totalTotal trainees
pct_n_route_Grad_employEYITT Graduate employment-based percentage
pct_n_route_Grad_entryEYITT Graduate Entry percentage
pct_n_route_UG_EYITTUndergraduate EYITT percentage
pct_n_totalTotal trainees percentage
pct_total_age_25nOver25 and over percentage
pct_total_age_u25Under 25 percentage
pct_total_degreeC_FirstFirst degree class first percentage
pct_total_degreeC_Lower2ndFirst degree class lower second percentage
pct_total_degreeC_OtherFirst degree class other percentage
pct_total_degreeC_UnknownFirst degree class not known percentage
pct_total_degreeC_Upper2ndFirst degree class upper second percentage
pct_total_disabilityDisability declared percentage
pct_total_disability_unknownDisability unknown percentage
pct_total_ethnic_AsianEthnicity Asian percentage
pct_total_ethnic_BlackEthnicity Black percentage
pct_total_ethnic_Mixed_ethnicityEthnicity Mixed ethnicity percentage
pct_total_ethnic_OtherEthnicity Other percentage
pct_total_ethnic_UnknownEthnicity Unknown percentage
pct_total_ethnic_WhiteEthnicity White percentage
pct_total_gender_fFemale percentage
pct_total_gender_mMale percentage
pct_total_gender_otherOther gender percentage
pct_total_nondisabilityDisability not declared percentage
qts_statusQTS status
total_age_25nOver25 and over
total_age_u25Under 25
total_degreeC_FirstFirst degree class first
total_degreeC_Lower2ndFirst degree class lower second
total_degreeC_OtherFirst degree class other
total_degreeC_UnknownFirst degree class not known
total_degreeC_Upper2ndFirst degree class upper second
total_disabilityDisability declared
total_disability_unknownDisability unknown
total_ethnic_AsianEthnicity Asian
total_ethnic_BlackEthnicity Black
total_ethnic_Mixed_ethnicityEthnicity Mixed ethnicity
total_ethnic_OtherEthnicity Other
total_ethnic_UnknownEthnicity Unknown
total_ethnic_WhiteEthnicity White
total_gender_fFemale
total_gender_mMale
total_gender_otherOther gender
total_nondisabilityDisability not declared
Footnotes
  1. Age: trainees aged 25 and over on 31 July 2020.
  2. Trainees who are not recorded as male or female gender have been included in 'other'.
  3. For the undergraduate route, this publication includes final year trainees only.
  4. Degree classes relate to postgraduate ITT trainees only.
  5. UG degree class: "Upper second" includes undivided second class.
  6. Yet to complete: includes trainees who have not fully completed their course at the end of the academic year. They will go on to be awarded QTS or will complete without being awarded QTS in a later academic year.
  7. Other ethnicity includes Arab and Other ethnic background.
  8. Not awarded EYTS: includes trainees who left the course before the end (excluding those who left the course within 90 days of the start), trainees who failed the course and trainees who did not meet the standards.
  9. UG degree class: Those with non-UK degrees or degree-equivalent qualifications are assigned UK style classifications where known, else are assigned "Other" or "Not known".
  10. Warning: percentages have been rounded and therefore may not sum to 100%.