Teachers: Training

Department for Education written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have applied to take PGCE courses in England in each year since 2010.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Data on the number of applicants to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) is collected by theUniversities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), who administrate applications to ITT and publish data about applications and acceptances. Published applicant and application statistics from UCAS (including but not limited to those taking PGCEs) are available on the UCAS teacher training releases webpage: https://www.ucas.com/corporate/data-and-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-releases.

Information on the total numbers starting undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher training (including but not limited to those taking PGCEs) in each year since 2010 is published as part of the ITT Census statistics: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-teacher-training.

Information showing the number of undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled to study for PGCEs in Higher Education Institutions in each year since 2012/13 is published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/news/11-01-2018/sfr247-higher-education-student-statistics/numbers.

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