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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Qualifiers from Wales on ITE courses in the UK by country of study and school level
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Qualifiers from Wales on ITE courses in the UK

Last update
May 2018 May 2018

Next update
May 2019

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

This table provides information about the qualifications gained by 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.

The indicators are designed to provide reliable information on the nature and performance of the higher education sector in the UK. The performance indicators broadly cover access to higher education, non-continuation rates and outcomes. Indicators relate to higher education institutions in the individual countries of the UK.

The Performance Indicators Steering Group (PISG) has led the development of these indicators. Members are drawn from the four higher education funding bodies for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (HEFCE, SHEFC, HEFCW, DEL); the Department for Education and Skills and other government departments, the Higher Education Statistics Agency, and universities and colleges through their representative bodies (Universities UK and SCOP)

Since 2002/03 HESA has published the Performance Indicators on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) who published them previously. A number of changes were introduced for the 2002/03 publication; further details can be found at .

The access indicators relate to students starting in 2004/05; the indicators of non-continuation (students who do not continue after their first year) and of non-completion (students who drop out and do not resume later or transfer elsewhere) relate to the cohort starting in 2003/04. The disability indicator covers all students, not just entrants, on undergraduate programmes in 2004/05.


The information on Socio-Economic Classification (SEC) is taken from the National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification (NS-SEC). The classifications used are:
NS-SEC1: Higher managerial and professional occupations
NS-SEC2: Lower managerial and proffesional occupations
NS-SEC3: Intermediate occupations
NS-SEC4: Small employers and own account workers
NS-SEC5: Lower supervisory and technical occupations
NS-SEC6: Semi-routine occupations
NS-SEC7: Routine occupations

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

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
Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Student Record.

Revisions information
To ensure data on enrolments and qualifiers on Initial Teacher Education courses is comparable, Schools Direct data was removed from qualifiers tables between 2012/13 and 2015/16.

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