The latest statistics for the number of people applying for Post Graduate Certificates in Education (PGCE) starting in autumn 2001 at UK providers are published by the Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR) on the first Wednesday of each month.

The latest statistics for the number of people applying for Post Graduate Certificates in Education (PGCE) starting in autumn 2001 at UK providers are published by the Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR) on the first Wednesday of each month.

The figures show the number of men and women who have applied for PGCE courses in primary and middle education, and in specific subjects in secondary education, compared with the same date the previous year. The percentage change between the two dates is shown where there are 100 or more applications.

Separate tables are provided to show details for England & Wales (combined), and Scotland, in addition to the overall UK totals.

In September, GTTR released the numbers who have accepted postgraduate initial teacher training places, alongside the regular release of applications figures. Teacher training bursaries and new-style golden hellos for shortage subjects were announced at the end of March 2000, leading to an increase in the rate of postgraduate applications from May 2000 onwards. There has been no similar change to the rate of applications in spring 2001. The resulting profiles of applications over the years therefore differ for 2000 and 2001. This leads to changes in the twelve-month comparisons throughout the year as the differences in the two cycles drop out.

The link below takes you to GTTR's website.

Contact details

Ian Harrop
Telephone: 020 7925 5060
Email: Ian.Harrop@education.gsi.gov.uk