HC Deb 04 February 1971 vol 810 cc425-6W
Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the numbers of non-graduate and graduate teachers, respectively, who qualified in each of the five years 1966 to 1970 and the expected numbers for 1971.

Mrs. Thatcher

The following are the figures:

The numbers of students successfully completing full-time courses of initial training, are as follows:

Academic year Post graduate courses Other courses Total
1965–66 3,945 20,368 24,313
1966–67 4,226 23,408 27,634
1967–68 4,890 27,801 32,691
1968–69 5,661 29,876 35,537
1969–70 (estimate) 6,500 33,250 39,750
1970–71 (estimate) 7,250 34,550 41,800


1. The above figures relate to students in colleges of education, colleges of education (technical), departments of education in polytechnics, university departments of education and art teacher training centres.

2. From 1966–67 onwards the figures for "other courses" include students obtaining the teachers' certificate in the year indicated but proceeding in the subsequent year to a course leading to a B.Ed. degree. The numbers so included are 241 in 1966B.Ed. degree. The numbers so included are 241 in 1966–67, 1,526 in 1967–68, 2,451 in 1968–69, 3,041 in 1969–70 and an estimated 4,000 in 1970–71.

3. A few students entering postgraduate courses have graduate equivalent qualifications and a small number of graduates enter courses other than postgraduate courses.

4. The figures represent those succeeding in examination at the first time of taking. They do not allow for students retrieving a failure.