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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics First years from Wales on ITE courses in the UK by disability and year
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All[Expand]No known disability1,7451,6851,8001,6801,5801,4751,530
[Collapse]Known disability105110115130135135140
Known disabilitySpecific Learning Difficulty e.g. dyslexia60707575707070
Blind/ Partially sighted*..****
Deaf/ Hearing impairment5555555
Physical impairment / mobility issues105105555
Mental health condition, e.g. depression55520152020
Social/communication impairment e.g. autistic spectrum disorder5**..**
A long standing illness / health condition e.g. diabetes, cancer15151515202525
Multiple disabilities55*5555
Other disability not listed51010515510


First years from Wales on ITE courses in the UK by disability

Last update
May 2018 May 2018

Next update
May 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
England and Wales

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: May 2018
Next update: May 2019
Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

This table provides information about the disabilities 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