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Post-Graduate Certificate In Education (Citizenship)

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many places have been (a) taken up and (b) available for Post-graduate Certificate in Education Citizenship courses since their introduction; and if he will make a statement. [129894]

Since 2001–02, when the citizenship PGCE course was introduced, 332 trainees have taken up places (147 in 2001–02 and 185 in 2002–03).

The table which shows the number of entrants to training against the number of places for 2001–02 and 2002–03 in England only.

Places

Entrants

2001–021147
2002–03200185
2003–042250

1 In 2001–02, there was no separate allocation for citizenship places.

2 The number of entrants to Initial Teacher Training in 2003–04 is not yet available.

Source:

TTA

In addition to those trainees shown above, in 2002–03 14 trainees started the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) in citizenship.