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Initial teacher education (ITE) intake allocations
Initial teacher education (ITE) intake allocations

The Welsh Government sets the desired national intake for recruiting students onto primary and secondary programmes of initial teacher education (ITE) in Wales, which takes account of estimated demand for new teachers in Wales. It is an expectation from Welsh Government that ITE partnerships work towards an intake of 30% of students preparing to teach through the medium of Welsh.

Using the overall desired national intake for primary and secondary ITE programmes, the EWC provides allocations to each ITE partnership.

As well as distinguishing between allocations for primary and secondary ITE programmes, allocations are further divided into undergraduate and PGCE numbers. Within secondary allocations, there are specific allocations for each subject pathway.

In providing partnerships with allocations, we take account of factors such as:

  • the likelihood of the programme being able to attract sufficient high quality students to meet its allocated numbers
  • the sustainability of the programme
  • the policy and priorities of Welsh Government
  • the national desired intake and regional demand analysis
  • consideration of recruitment data for partnerships
  • cohort size to enable viability and to protect the student experience

Word icon Primary and secondary intake allocations 2023-24

The allocations for 2022-23 are here:

PDF Icon Primary allocations 2022-23

PDF Icon Secondary allocations 2022-23


The allocations for 2021-22 are here:

PDF Icon Primary allocations 2021-22

PDF Icon Secondary allocations 2021-22


 The allocations for 2020-21 are here:

PDF Icon Primary allocations 2020-21

PDF Icon Secondary allocations 2020-21