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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05307: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 5 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many of the 200 new trainee teachers announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 30 November 2016 will undertake (a) distance learning and (b) conventional courses.

Answered by: John Swinney 13 December 2016

It is not currently possible to definitively state the number of student teachers that will be recruited to each course. These figures are currently being refined by the universities that provide initial teacher education.