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The Education Workforce Council (EWC) has today (19 August 2022) published figures for trainee teachers who gained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in Wales this August.

The figures show a total of 1,236 individuals qualified as teachers in 2021-22, either following a full-time course of initial teacher education in Wales delivered by a university partnership, or, for the first time, through a part-time or salaried programme delivered by the Open University Partnership.

Some key facts and figures about this years’ newly qualified teachers are:

Full-time programmes

  • 1,131 trainees qualified as new teachers through full-time initial teacher education programmes
  • 55.4% were primary trained
  • 44.6% secondary trained
  • 72.6% were female
  • 86% were under the age of 30

Part-time or salaried programmes

  • 105 trainees gained QTS through the part-time or salaried initial teacher education programmes
  • 72.4% were primary trained
  • 27.6% were secondary trained
  • 81% were female
  • 37.2% were under the age of 30

All initial teacher education programmes that run in Wales are accredited by the EWC.

The full results are available to read via the EWC website.