Data on the number of applicants to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) is collected by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), which administers applications to ITT and publishes data about applications and acceptances. Published applicant and application statistics from UCAS are available at: https://www.ucas.com/corporate/data-and-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases.
The number of trainees starting School Direct (Salaried) and School Direct (Fee) courses in England is published in the annual ITT Census. The latest publication relates to academic year 2017/18. Data in the academic years from 2013/14 are available in previous ITT Census publications. These are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-teacher-training.
The number of final year trainees on School Direct (Salaried) and School Direct (Fee) courses, the number of trainees awarded Qualified Teacher Status, and the number of trainees employed in a teaching post within six months of qualifying, is published in the annual ITT Performance Profiles publication. The latest available data relates to academic year 2015/16, and a time series to academic year 2012/13 is included in Table 5a of the Main Tables, available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-teacher-training.