Teachers: Qualifications

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each year between 2006 and 2011, how many of the students who completed initial teacher training qualifications were graduates from Russell Group universities.

Photo of Lord Hill of Oareford Lord Hill of Oareford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Information on the institution from which trainee teachers gained their first degree is not collected centrally.

The number of initial teacher training (ITT) trainees attaining qualified teacher status (QTS) through mainstream higher education institution (HEI) courses in Russell Group institutions in England is presented in Table A.

Figures for academic years 2005-06 to 2009-10 are provided and represent the latest available information. Figures for 2010-11 are not yet available.

Table A-The number of ITT trainees achieving QTS in England.
2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Total 33,100 34,090 32,980 33,110 34,680
Of which through mainstream courses at Russell Group HEIs 3,810 3,410 3,160 3,190 3,370

Source: Teaching Agency Performance Profiles


1 Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.

2 Total category includes all mainstream and employment-based routes of ITT.

3 Figures for mainstream courses at Russell Group HEIs exclude employment-based courses where accreditation is provided by Russell Group HEIs.

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