HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 c84WS
Mr. Gibb

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many(a) places and (b) entrants for the modern foreign languages Post Graduate Certificate in Education course there were in each year since 1995; and if he will make a statement on the number of teachers trained to teach modern foreign languages at primary school level. [133827]

Mr. Miliband

The table shows the number of entrants to Postgraduate Certificate in Education courses in modern languages and the number of places allocated to institutions in England by the Teacher Training Agency since 1995/96.

Places Entrants1
1995/96 1,980 1,722
1996/97 2,128 1,673
1997/98 2,239 1,732
1998/99 2,161 1,606
1999/2000 1,986 1,431
2000/01 1,961 1,610
2001/02 2,006 1,689
2002/03 1,929 1,725
2003/042 2,014 n/a
1 Does not include trainees on the Fast Track scheme and trainees on the Graduate Teacher Programme.
2 The number of entrants to initial teacher training in 2003/04 is not yet available.



No data are available on the numbers of teachers trained to teach modern languages at primary school level who are currently in service.