Teachers: Training

Department for Education written question – answered at on 23 October 2023.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of teachers accredited by initial teacher training (ITT) providers in the academic years (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21, (c) 2021-22 and (d) 2022-23 will be accredited to deliver ITT courses in academic year 2024-25.

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

The number of places and trainees changes each year. The table below shows the number of initial teacher training (ITT) providers and total new entrants to ITT over the past four years.

Year

Number of ITT providers

Total number of ITT new entrants

2019/20

237

33,799

2020/21

236

40,377

2021/22

234

36,159

2022/23

226

28,991

179 providers have been accredited to deliver reformed ITT from September 2024, following an accreditation process designed to drive up the quality and consistency of ITT leading to Qualified Teacher Status. This number includes 155 existing ITT providers. Together, these providers will cover all regions of the country. Where appropriate, the Department is encouraging accredited providers to consider partnering with those who were unsuccessful in gaining accreditation to bring together high-quality provision with local expertise, connections and experience.

The Department will continue to monitor the availability of provision across England to ensure that the ITT market is ready and able to deliver teacher training programmes in every part of the country from September 2024.

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