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Information on applications for initial training in England

1. Number of total applications

In 2021, 17% of applicants succeeded in gaining a place on the Educational Psychology Funded Training (EPFT) scheme.
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Year Total Applicants Total Places Success Rate
2021 1169  203
 17%
2020 1132 203 18%
2019 1138 160 14%
2018 1105 160 14%
2017 1055 150 14%
2016 1001 150 15%

2. Applications to each training course


Total Number of applications Successful Applications Success Rate
Institute of Education 343 16 5%
Newcastle University 116 12 10%
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 260 16 6%
Universities of Exeter 109 10 9%
University College, London 384 16 4%
University of Birmingham 272 18 7%
University of Bristol 197 10 5%
University of East Anglia 101 15 15%
University of East London 302 16 5%
University of Manchester 339 24 7%
University of Nottingham 311 16 5%
University of Sheffield 328 18 5%
University of Southampton 150 16 11%

Total Number of applications Successful Applications Success Rate
Institute of Education 318 16 5%
Newcastle University 136 12 9%
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 236 16 7%
Universities of Exeter 96 10 10%
University College, London 323 16 5%
University of Birmingham 304 18 6%
University of Bristol 170 10 6%
University of East Anglia 86 15 17%
University of East London 283 16 6%
University of Manchester 379 24 6%
University of Nottingham 280 16 6%
University of Sheffield 318 18 6%
University of Southampton 126 16 13%

Total Number of applications Successful Applications Success Rate
Institute of Education 339 14 4%
Newcastle University 135 10 7%
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 234 14 6%
University College, London 355 14 4%
University of Birmingham 255 13 5%
University of Bristol 203 10 5%
University of East Anglia 82 10 12%
University of East London 304 14 5%
University of Exeter 115 10 9%
University of Manchester 327 13 4%
University of Nottingham 265 12 5%
University of Sheffield 287 12 4%
University of Southampton 144 14 10%

Total Number of applications Successful Applications Success Rate
Institute of Education 337 14 4%
Newcastle University 114 10 9%
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 260 14 5%
University College, London 344 14 4%
University of Birmingham 263 13 5%
University of Bristol 213 10 5%
University of East Anglia 63 10 16%
University of East London 286 14 5%
University of Exeter 119 10 8%
University of Manchester 289 13 4%
University of Nottingham 241 12 5%
University of Sheffield 261 12 5%
University of Southampton 171 14 8%

Total Number of applications Successful Applications Success Rate
Institute of Education 321 14 4%
Newcastle University 115 10 9%
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 255 14 5%
University College, London 348 14 4%
University of Birmingham 286 13 5%
University of Bristol 217 10 5%
University of East London 278 14 5%
University of Exeter 129 10 8%
University of Manchester 288 13 5%
University of Nottingham 241 12 5%
University of Sheffield 255 12 5%
University of Southampton 146 14 10%

Total Number of applications Successful Applications Success Rate
Institute of Education 344 14 4%
Newcastle University 104 10 10%
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 228 14 6%
University College, London 348 14 4%
University of Birmingham 236 13 6%
University of Bristol 156 10 6%
University of East London 272 14 5%
University of Exeter 103 10 10%
University of Manchester 283 13 5%
University of Nottingham 220 12 5%
University of Sheffield 246 12 5%
University of Southampton 140 14 10%

3. Analysis of Applications - Equality and Diversity (2016 - 2020)

Although there is a roughly 50/50 split between males and females in England, about 90% of applications for EP training were from females. There was no significant gender difference between those who applied and those who were successful.

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As expected, there was a significant difference between the national population age distribution and the population that applied for EP training, with more applicants coming from the younger age group categories. Within the applicant pool, a good number of applicants from all age groups were successful, though there was a slight tendency for younger applicants to be more successful.

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Compared to the national distribution, White and Asian ethnicities were slightly under-represented, and Black and Mixed ethnicities were slightly over-represented, within the applicant pool. There was no significant ethnicities difference between those who apply and those who are successful.

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Applicants who declared a disability were as likely as those who did not declare a disability, to be successful in their application.

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Applicants declaring different sexual orientations were equally likely to be successful in their applications. 

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Applicants declaring themselves to have dependents were as likely to be successful in their applications as those who declared themselves not to have dependents.

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