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Education written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teacher training entrants did not gain qualified teacher status within 12 months of beginning initial teacher training in each year since 2010.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

The National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) publishes data about initial teacher training in England annually(1). The latest published data are for the academic year 2010/11.

The data show that of the 28,050 trainees who started a one-year programme in the autumn of 2010, 2,830 (10%) did not gain qualified teacher status by the end of the academic year (July 2011).

Academic year Proportion of trainees engaged in a one-year course, who did not gain qualified teacher status within 12 months (%)
2008/09 12
2009/10 11
2010/11 10
2011/12 (1)
(1) Data will be published in due course

We have raised the bar for entry to initial teacher training courses to ensure that all trainees who start a course are equipped to complete it.

9,200 trainees began an initial teacher training programme lasting longer than 12 months and are expected to gain qualified teacher status in a later academic year.

(1) The initial teacher training performance profiles:


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