This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Proportion of teachers who are qualified in nursery, primary and secondary education
Proportion of teachers who are qualified in nursery, primary and secondary education in state-funded schools in England
|Unit of measurement||
Qualified - Teachers who have attained qualified teacher status.
Unqualified - An unqualified teacher is either a trainee working towards qualified teacher status (QTS); an overseas trained teacher who has not exceeded the four years they are allowed to teach without having QTS; or an instructor who has a particular skill who can be employed for so long as a qualified teacher is not available.
The number of qualified teachers in a given level of education is expressed as a percentage of all (qualified and unqualified) teachers in that level of education.
Data is based on state-funded schools which includes - nursery, primary, secondary, special and centrally employed schools.
The proportion of qualified teachers includes both full and part time teachers.
More detailed information is available in the source publication.
This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||24 June 2022|
|Metadata last updated||24 June 2022|