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Initial teacher education figures: provisional university admissions 2016 to 2018

Published: 4 Dec 2017

Information received from universities on provisional figures for recruitment into initial teacher education (ITE) for the two years covering 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018.

The information in the tables below on recruitment into initial teacher education and teacher vacancies will inform the 2018-2019 teacher workforce planning exercise which provides guidance to the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) on setting student intakes to initial teacher education. This information is not formal statistics.

Information received from universities in October 2017 on provisional figures for recruitment into initial teacher education (ITE) in 2017 to 2018.

Initial teacher education targets and intakes 2016-2017 Target 2016-2017 Intake 2016-2017 Target 2016-2017 Intake
Undergraduate Primary 710 756 710 774
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Primary 1,230 1,248 1,186 1,259
Undergraduate secondary 187 169 187 170
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Secondary 1,350 1,198 1,750 1,226
Undergraduate combined degree 210 220 225 228
Total 3,687 3,591 4,058 3,657
New Routes (provisional intake)* 204
Total 3,861

'*' not including 77 already counted in university returns

Initial Teacher Education (ITE) PGDE Secondary

Subject Scottish Funding Council (SFC) target 2016/17 Scottish Funding Council (SFC) target 2017-2018 ITE intake 2016-2017 ITE intake 2017-2018 Intake as % of SFC target 2016-2017 Intakes as % of SFC target 2017-2018
Art 89 112 86 97 97 87
Biology 91 111 86 101 95 91
Business Education 64 88 62 78 97 89
Chemistry 75 86 81 72 108 84
Computing 52 60 41 41 79 68
Drama 30 35 26 28 87 80
English 194 247 163 155 84 63
Gaelic 5 5 4 0 80 0
Geography 45 55 57 53 127 96
History 48 58 66 71 138 122
Home Economics 70 106 47 57 67 54
Maths 179 237 128 112 72 47
Modern Languages 105 135 95 86 90 64
Modern Studies 44 52 47 60 107 115
Music 41 57 22 33 54 58
Physical Education 33 46 38 48 115 104
Physics 60 77 61 56 102 73
Psychology* 8 17 8 100
Religious Education 39 51 24 34 62 67
Technological Education 86 124 47 36 55 29
Secondary PDGE total 1350 1750 1198 1226 89 70

'*'- New subject at Strathclyde University in 2016 - no SFC target set in 2016

Contact

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Email: ceu@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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Published:
4 Dec 2017
Initial teacher education figures: provisional university admissions 2016 to 2018