This statistical first release provides figures on the number of trainees commencing or completing an ITT course leading to qualified teacher status (QTS) in England in the academic year 2011 to 2012.
The performance profiles are published annually as a source of information for both potential new trainees and providers of ITT.
In this academic year there were: 73 universities, 56 school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) organisations and 1 further education college delivering mainstream ITT. In addition, there were 104 organisations delivering employment-based initial teacher training (EBITT).
The ITT performance profiles are designed to:
- help potential trainee teachers make an informed choice about where to train
- monitor the performance of the organisations accredited to provide ITT
- support and inform the evaluation and benchmarking of ITT organisations
Earlier datasets about ITT from the 1998 to 1999 academic year are available online at
Providers have access to an analysis website, which offers the opportunity to analyse their data in greater depth than is possible on the public performance profiles website https://dataprovision.education.gov.uk/provider .
The important points from this publication are:
- there were 35,750 first year trainees on a course in 2011 to 12. Of these: 19,440 were training to teach in primary schools; 16,040 were training to teach in secondary schools; and 270 were training to teach in middle schools (key stage 2/3)
- there were 36,820 final year trainees on a course in 2011 to 2012 and 32,900 (89%) achieved QTS
- of those that achieved QTS: 27,520 (84%) were employed in a teaching role within 6 months of completing their ITT