HC Deb 18 February 1998 vol 306 cc742-3W
Mr. Willis

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many applicants for primary initial teacher training there were at each higher education institution for each of the last five years. [29985]

Ms Estelle Morris

This information is not available.

Mr. Coaker

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many applied for teacher training courses in each National Curriculum subject in the current academic year; what the target figures were; and what these figures were in the last academic year. [29240]

Ms Estelle Morris

The following table shows the applications, actual intake and target intake to initial teacher training courses, including National Curriculum subjects, for courses starting in 1996–97 and 1997–98.

Applications and target intake to initial teacher training (ITT) courses England and Wales
Undergraduate applications1 Postgraduate applications Actual Intake 1996–97 ITT Target intake Undergraduate applications1 Postgraduate applications2 Actual intake 1997–98 ITT Target intake
Modern Foreign languages 184 2,680 1,858 2,440 109 2,561 1,936 2,860
Religious Education 142 845 672 735 77 826 675 740
Other 2,433 820 390 420 2,229 621 300 370
Total Secondary 16,260 20,654 16,844 20,100 13,462 20,074 16,912 20,670
1 UCAS count up to six applications per applicant, whilst GTTR count one application per applicant.
2 Provisional figures.
3 Applications and target intake for Primary are not split by National Curriculum subject.
4 English includes Drama,
5 Intake targets are set for technology as a whole; this includes design and technology, information technology, business studies and home economics.


Undergraduate applications—Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Postgraduate applications—Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR)

Actual intake—TTA Survey of ITT Providers (England) and HESES (Wales)

Intake targets—DfEE.

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