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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics First years from Wales on ITE courses in the UK by age and degree type
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All16 - 18*330330
19 - 20*160160
21 - 241,555701,625
25 - 3976065825
40 - 599510105


First years from Wales on ITE courses in the UK by age and ethnicity

Last update
28th May 2020 28th May 2020

Next update
May 2021

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Higher education student record, Higher Education Statistics Agency

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
England and Wales

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
Last update: 28th May 2020
Next update: May 2021
Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

This table provides information about the ages and ethnicities of students from Wales enrolled on courses of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) provided through UK higher education institutions.
To teach as a qualified teacher in a maintained school or non-maintained special school in Wales or England, students need to obtain QTS. Students can do this by either undertaking a first degree course which combines a degree - usually a BEd, BA or BSc - with QTS or by completing a PGCE course which leads to QTS. There are alternative employment-based routes to obtaining QTS but these are not covered in this bulletin.
Figures represent all year enrolments and have been rounded to the nearest 5. From 2007/08 the registration population will not include those students on sabbatical or writing-up.

Data collection and calculation
Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Student Record.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
The HESA standard registration population is a count of all enrolments within the reporting year 1 August to 31 July. Students who leave within 2 weeks of their start date, or anniversary of their start date, and are on a course of more than two weeks duration, are not included in the standard registration population. Dormant students, incoming visiting and exchange students from overseas and students studying for the whole of their programme of study outside of the UK are also excluded from this population.

Rounding applied
The presentation of figures in this table follows the principals of the HESA rounding strategy. The strategy is intended to prevent the disclosure of personal information about any individual. This strategy involves rounding all numbers to the nearest 5. A summary of this strategy is as follows:
• 0, 1, 2 are rounded to 0 and represented as '*'.
• All other numbers are rounded to the nearest 5

Statistical quality
Care should be taken when comparing data on all students over time since courses lengths can vary. For example, many previously 4 year first degree courses are now 3 year courses.

ITT ITE Initial Teacher Training Wales Trainee PGCE QTS Qualified Teacher Status Education