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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Qualifiers of ITE courses in Wales by ability to teach in Welsh and school level
CoverageFor data between 2008/09 and 2012/13, students in the Open University in Wales are identified as students at the Open University who are funded by the Higher Education Funding Council. Between 2013/14 and 2019/20, they are identified as Welsh domiciled students studying at the Open University. From 2020/21, they are counted as students registered at the Welsh national centre of the Open University.[Filtered]
[Collapse]Degree Class                    Class of degree for non-PGCE qualifiers on ITE courses <br />                [Filtered]
Degree Class 1[Filter]
[Collapse]Home Region                    Permanent address before starting course (domicile)<br />                [Filtered]
[Collapse]Home Region 1[Filter]
Home Region 2[Filter]
[Collapse]Sex                    Total persons includes those of indeterminate and unknown gender from 2007/08, and those categorised as \'Other\' from 2012/13. <br />                [Filtered]
Sex 1[Filter]
[Collapse]Type of DegreePostgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or First Degree leading to Qualified Teaching Status[Filtered]
Type of Degree 1[Filtered]
[Collapse]Welsh Speaker                                        Whether the student identifies themselves as a Welsh speaker.<br />                <br />                [Filtered]
Welsh Speaker 1[Filter]
[Collapse]School Level                    Also known as \'School Phase\'<br />                [Filter]
[Collapse]School Level 1
School Level 2
[Collapse]Welsh Medium                    Whether the course enables the student to teach bilingually<br />                [Filter]
Welsh Medium 1
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[Collapse]All345.Data item not applicable360
AllTraining to teach in Welsh90.Data item not applicable95
Not training to teach in Welsh255.Data item not applicable270



Qualifiers of ITE courses in Wales

Last update

05 June 2023 05 June 2023

Next update

May 2024

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

This table provides information about the qualifications gained by students enrolled on Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) provided through Welsh 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 qualifications obtained population is a count of student instances associated with the award of an HE qualification (excluding HE institutional credits) during the HESA reporting period 1 August to 31 July. This includes qualifications awarded from suspended study (e.g. dormancy) and writing-up status. It excludes awards to incoming visiting and exchange students, students primarily studying abroad, and qualifications awarded with an end date of more than 3 years prior to the reporting period.

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:
• Counts of people are rounded to the nearest multiple of 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