Teacher training applications have dropped below pre-Covid levels, new Scottish figures show – but universities say demand is ‘still high’

Applications to postgraduate teacher education programmes in Scotland have fallen by 28 per cent in a year, figures obtained by Tes show.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) figures show the number of applications made to postgraduate teacher education courses in Scotland by the 26 January deadline. In 2021, by the January deadline, there had been 19,500 applications for postgraduate teacher education courses in Scotland, but this year just 13,960 applications had been made – a drop of 28 per cent.

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