This information is for potential and existing initial teacher training (ITT) providers offering or considering to offer ITT provision. It provides guidance and support on all aspects of running your ITT programme.
You can work with the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to offer ITT teacher training through the following routes:
provider-led – run by higher education institutes (HEIs) or school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) providers
School Direct (fee funded) and School Direct (salaried) – run by schools
For School Direct provider guidance visit our School Direct collection.
Only ITT providers accredited by the the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) can recommend trainees for qualified teacher status (QTS). We won’t consider schools for accreditation if their most recent Ofsted inspection is less than good.