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Teacher Training

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students have taken up initial teacher training courses in each of the last two years. (94739)

[holding answer 19 October 2006]: The number of undergraduate and postgraduate students recruited into initial teacher training (ITT) courses in England for the academic years 2004/05 and 2005/06 were 34,520 and 33,830 respectively. These numbers included those in the fast track scheme.

In addition to the number of entrants to initial teacher training (ITT) courses given above, 7,460 students started employment-based teacher training routes in 2004/05 and 4,510 as at the autumn term in 2005/06.