§ Mrs. Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many students have been awarded(a) a postgraduate certificate in teaching and (b) a bachelor of education in each year since 1990–91; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The information is set out in the table below:
Number of students awarded: Year PGCE BEd 1990–91 1,139 620 1991–92 1,412 538 1992–93 1,442 858
There continues to be a health level of interest in teaching as a career. Through our controls over student places on courses of initial teacher training we seek to 432W keep the number of trainee teachers broadly in balance with projected teacher requirements.