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Initial Teacher Training C20053: Annual Update

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) C20053: Notification of changes

The following information outlines the changes to the ITT record that will be implemented for 2020/21.  The full technical specification will be published this Spring.

Update to ITTSCHMS and INITIATIVES valid entries 

The following valid entries from ITTSCHMS are no longer active schemes for C20053 onwards.  

  • 4 - Extended PGCE (Supplementary training bursary) 

  • 5 - Two-year full-time top up undergraduate degree (DfE funded) 

  • 6 - Primary modern languages programme (DfE funded) 


The following valid entry from INITIATIVES is no longer an active initiative for C20053 onwards.  

  • L - Primary General (with Maths) 

The valid entries will remain in the schema as they can still be used for continuing students. The guidance in INITIATIVES and ITTSCHMS will be updated and validation added to reflect these changes.


New QLAIM valid entry  

‘Masters not by research’ has been added as a new valid entry in QLAIM. The equivalent COURSEAIM is M00 ‘Masters degree obtained typically by a combination of coursework and thesis/dissertation, that does not meet the criteria for a research-based higher degree‘.  

This valid entry has been added in order to increase the accuracy of the reporting of ITT course qualification aims.