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Teachers

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many students in Northern Ireland qualified as teachers in each of the last five years; and how many of those who qualified found jobs within one year of qualifying in each year. (92894)

The information requested is as follows:

Students gaining qualifications from initial teacher training courses and number recording employment as destination activity six months after graduation 2000-01 to 2004-05

Academic year

Initial teacher training qualifiers

In employment (6 months after graduation)

2000-01

700

574

2001-02

716

620

2002-03

772

616

2003-04

779

632

2004-05

804

648

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency

The Department only holds information on the destinations of students six months after graduation. In 2000-01 and 2001-02 the figures only include those recording their main activity as employment. From 2002-03, students were no longer asked to identify their main activity and all those recording employment have been included.

The latest available data relate to the 2004-05 academic year.