For people living in England and Wales, UCAS Teacher Training covers the overwhelming majority of postgraduate initial teacher training programmes. Statistics relating to these countries in the data resources can be taken as being close to all recruitment to postgraduate initial teacher training programmes. The data tables cover applications to providers in England, Wales, and Scotland (for the 2014 cycle only).
In 2015, around 120 courses at providers in Scotland that were previously part of the UCAS Teacher Training scheme moved into the UCAS Undergraduate scheme. The numbers for providers in Scotland in 2015 and later recorded through the UCAS Undergraduate scheme will include those which were previously part of UCAS Teacher Training – estimated to be around 2,000 acceptances per year, mostly aged 21 or over.
In January 2019, the Department for Education (DfE) released its new teacher recruitment and retention strategy. As part of this, DfE confirmed its intention to launch its own postgraduate teacher training admissions service in England (DfEApply). The pilot for this service went live in November 2019, with a continued roll-out during the 2020/21 recruitment cycle. The 2020 cycle statistics reflect the number of applications through the UCAS service only, and exclude those applications through the DfE service. The 2021 cycle statistics reflect the number of applications through both the UCAS and DfEApply systems, with applicants who have applied to both systems counted once.
Data sets are available as CSV files, aggregated in the .zip folders available here:
UTT end of cycle 2021 data resources guide (194.25 KB)
UTT end of cycle 2021 applicants (166.04 KB)
UTT end of cycle 2021 acceptances (863.48 KB)
UTT end of cycle 2021 Apply 1 applications (374.9 KB)
Records of Prior Acceptance (RPAs)
Data resources that report total applicants or acceptances may include very late acceptances that are recorded through the Record of Prior Acceptance entry route. The number of these acceptances can vary from cycle to cycle, as seen in the resources which are split by the Apply route that they were accepted through.
Data resources which report on Apply 1 applications only do not include RPAs
Numbers in the data resources are rounded to the nearest five. Each number is rounded independently, so the sum of rounded categories may not add to the rounded sum of those categories, within or between data resources.
The listing of a category in an output table does not imply that data was recorded for that category. The CSV data files only contain data items that are not rounded to zero. The omission of a category in these data files does not imply the unrounded total was zero.
Context technical notes supplied by providers for the 2015 cycle
King Edward’s Consortium (School Direct) (15G): In the 2015 cycle some acceptances were not reported for King Edward’s Consortium (School Direct) due to confirmation of attendance after the UCAS data capture. The total number of placed applicants for this provider in the 2015 cycle should have been recorded as 25.