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Pre-school Education: Teachers

Question for Department for Education

UIN 108889, tabled on 20 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people are currently enrolled in courses to become an early years teacher.

Answered on

25 October 2017

Experimental statistics on the number of new entrants to early years initial teacher training (ITT) in academic year 2016/17 were published as an annex to the ITT Census 2016/17, available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/initial-teacher-training-trainee-number-census-2016-to-2017

The department will publish equivalent figures for academic year 2017/18 in the ITT Census 2017/18 on 30 November.

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