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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-11785: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 3 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many student teachers there have been in each year since 2011.

Answered by: John Swinney 24 October 2017

The following table shows the number of entrants each year on teacher education courses at Scottish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from 2011-12 to 2015-16. 2015-16 data is the latest data available from the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA). 2016-17 data will be published in January 2018.

Entrants on teacher education courses at Scottish HEIs, UK and EU domiciled

Academic Year

Entrants

2011-12

2,370

2012-13

2,550

2013-14

3,020

2014-15

3,075

2015-16

3,320

Source: HESA, SG analysis

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5. Totals based on unrounded numbers

Using HESA variable TQSSEC and CTITLE