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Citizenship: Teachers

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to increase the number of initial teacher training and continuing professional development places for citizenship teachers. (198650)

There are 270 Initial Teacher Training (ITT) places for Citizenship in 2007/08 and 265 in 2008/09 to 2010/11. Numbers of Citizenship ITT places are being kept at much the same level as they are now for the next three years despite significant reductions in pupil numbers.

The Citizenship Continuing Professional Development certification course will be carried forward extended with similar levels of funding as 2007/08.