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Teachers: Training

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of those entering teacher training schemes had no qualifications at (a) degree and (b) advanced level in each year since 1997. (201185)

The following table shows the proportion of entrants to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses between 1998/99 and 2005/06 who had no qualifications at (a) degree and (b) advanced level. New entrants to undergraduate ITT programmes will gain their degree on successful completion of their programme, and by definition will not therefore hold a degree or equivalent on entry. Virtually all (99.99 per cent.) of the trainees represented by column "Proportion of entrants with no degree or degree equivalent" of the table were on undergraduate programmes.

Percentage

Year of entry

Route

Proportion of entrants with no degree or degree equivalent

Proportion of entrants with no degree or degree equivalent or A/AS levels

1998/99

Mainstream

33

12

1999/2000

Mainstream

31

11

2000/01

Mainstream

29

10

2001/02

Mainstream

27

9

EBITT

5

5

Total

24

9

2002/03

Mainstream

25

10

EBITT

5

5

Total

23

9

2003/04

Mainstream

23

8

EBITT

4

4

Total

21

8

2004/05

Mainstream

24

8

EBITT

4

4

Total

20

7

2005/06

Mainstream

25

7

EBITT

3

3

Total

21

7

Notes: 1. Data prior to 1998/99 is not available. 2. Mainstream includes universities and other higher education institutes, SCITT and Open University, but excludes Employment Based ITT (EBITT). 3. EBITT includes trainees through the Graduate Teacher Programme, the Registered Teacher Programme, the Overseas Trained Teachers Programme and Teach First. 4. Prior to 2001/02 no data was collected about the qualifications of EBITT trainees. 5. Those with a degree or degree equivalent include trainees with non-UK degrees. 6. Those without a degree or degree equivalent or A/AS levels include trainees with GNVQs, Access and other qualification or undefined. Source: TDA's Performance Profiles.