Department of Student and Academic Administration

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Record

What is the Initial Teacher Training Record?

The HESA Initial Teacher Training In-Year record has been collected from 2008/09 onwards. It is a report on the academic activity of students studying Initial Teacher Training courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). The results of the return are passed to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), which is now repurposed as the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).

The Initial Teacher Training record confirms, or otherwise, that the institution has achieved the student numbers that it is contracted to achieve within a given academic year. The information contained in the return (in addition to successful additional numbers bids) is also used in determining the providers' contracted student numbers for the forthcoming academic year.


What information does it use?

The Initial Teacher Training record is collected for all students registered at University of Portsmouth who follow courses that lead to the award of a qualification or credit as identified above. This includes all students active at any point in the reporting period (1st August to 31st July), including students becoming dormant part way through the year, and those withdrawing from courses. It collects a wide range of data about students, including the student's entry profile and personal characteristics, course and module enrolment and assessment data, funding/bursary information and qualifications awarded. Special attention is given to the degree qualifications a person comes in with and the type of school and students they will be teaching.


What are the key dates?

Data for the record is collected at key points throughout the academic year. The HESA Data Collection System opens at the beginning of September, and providers are required to have sent a full and verified set of data to HESA by the deadline for submission in October, although updates can be made to data throughout the year.

04 September 2018 Data collection system opens
02 October 2018 Deadline for first submission of data to NCTL
20 October 2018 Commit date - Finalised data submission
01 October - 27 October 2018 NCTL data quality checking period
27 October 2018 Sign-off
24 January 2019 NCTL Update
02 February 2019 NCTL Update close

During September/October of the year following first submission, 'Performance profile' information has to be verified with the Teaching Regulation Agency.


Who does it involve?

The HESA Initial Teacher Training record is relatively narrow and involves liaison with both administrative and academic staff associated with the School of Education & Childhood Studies.