Guidance

Early years initial teacher training (ITT): accredited providers and School Direct (Early Years) lead organisations

Updated 24 June 2016

1. Overview

If you would like to apply for an early years initial teacher training (ITT) course for September 2017, contact one of the accredited providers or lead organisations below.

The detail below includes School Direct (Early Years) lead organisations. School Direct (Early Years) graduate entry places are allocated to lead organisations (schools and nurseries). This approach to teacher training enables lead organisations to work in partnership with accredited ITT providers. School Direct (Early Years) lets lead organisations:

  • influence how early years teachers are trained
  • recruit trainees that best meet their partnerships’ needs
  • offer trainees work after completing their training within the group of schools/nurseries they trained in
  • decide which accredited ITT provider to work with under a partnership agreement

2. Accredited early years ITT providers and School Direct (Early Years) lead organisations

2.1 East of England

ITT providers and School Direct lead organisations Email Telephone number Graduate Entry School Direct (Early Years) Graduate employment based Under graduate Assessment only
University of Bedfordshire perry.knight@beds.ac.uk 01234 793 392 Yes X Yes Yes Yes
Essex Primary SCITT fiona@essexprimaryscitt.co.uk 07738 885 808 X X Yes X X

2.2 East Midlands

ITT providers and School Direct lead organisations Email Telephone number Graduate Entry School Direct (Early Years) Graduate employment based Under graduate Assessment only
Bishop Grosseteste University admissions@bishopg.ac.uk 01522 583 658 Yes X Yes X X
Nottingham Trent University edueyitt@ntu.ac.uk 0115 848 3012 X X Yes Yes Yes
University of Derby education@derby.ac.uk 01332 593 751 Yes X Yes Yes Yes
University of Northampton earlyyearsteacherstatus@northampton.ac.uk 01604 893 755 X X Yes X X

2.3 London

ITT providers and School Direct lead organisations Email Telephone number Graduate Entry School Direct (Early Years) Graduate employment based Under graduate Assessment only
Barnet Early Years Alliance teachingschool@beya.org.uk 0208 449 5466 (option 6) X Yes X X X
Bright Horizons Family Solutions earlyyearswfd@brighthorizons.com 0771 856 3856 X Yes X X X
Crofton Schools Academy Trust jsinger@crofton-jun.bromley.sch.uk 01689 821 716 X Yes X X X
Early Foundations Teaching School Alliance office@earlyfoundationstsa.org.uk 01474 567 869 X Yes X X X
E-Qualitas eyitt@e-qualitas.co.uk 01892 513 881 Yes X Yes X Yes
UCL, Institute of Education eyitt@ucl.ac.uk 0207 612 6855 Yes X Yes X Yes
Kingston University eyt@kingston.ac.uk 0208 417 5145 X X Yes X X
London Metropolitan University eyt@londonmet.ac.uk 020 7133 2438 X X Yes X X
Middlesex University d.x.wilson@mdx.ac.uk 0208 411 6914 Yes X Yes X Yes
University of Greenwich j.harrison@gre.ac.uk 0208 331 9426 Yes X Yes Yes X

2.4 North East

ITT providers and School Direct lead organisations Email Telephone number Graduate Entry School Direct (Early Years) Graduate employment based Under graduate Assessment only
Durham Teaching Alliance (Teaching School) j.sonnenfeld200@durhamlearning.net 01388 451 278 X Yes X X X
Northumbria University l.castling-paisley@northumbria.ac.uk 0191 215 6476 X X Yes X X

2.5 North West

ITT providers and School Direct lead organisations Email Telephone number Graduate Entry School Direct (Early Years) Graduate employment based Under graduate Assessment only
Edge Hill University eyts@edgehill.ac.uk 01695 584 418 Yes X Yes X Yes
Alliance for Learning SCITT hlangmead-jones@aggs.bfet.uk 0161 912 5912 X X Yes X X
University of Chester admissions@chester.ac.uk 01244 511 000 Yes X Yes X Yes
Tauheedul Future Teachers felicity.ackroyd@tetrust.org 0330 313 9876 Yes X X X Yes

2.6 South East

ITT providers and School Direct lead organisations Email Telephone number Graduate Entry School Direct (Early Years) Graduate employment based Under graduate Assessment only
Early Foundations Teaching School Alliance office@earlyfoundationstsa.org.uk 01474 567 869 X Yes X X X
Canterbury Christ Church University eyitt@canterbury.ac.uk 01227 767 700 Yes X Yes Yes X
Oxford Brookes University education@broookes.ac.uk 01865 488 272 X X Yes X Yes
University of Brighton eyitt@brighton.ac.uk 01273 641 931 X X Yes X X
University of Chichester eyts@chi.ac.uk 01243 812 011 X X Yes X Yes
University of Portsmouth earlyyearstraining@port.ac.uk 023 9284 5204 X X Yes Yes Yes
University of Reading eyts@reading.ac.uk 0118 378 2611 Yes X Yes X Yes
University of Sussex maeytsadmin@sussex.ac.uk 01273 606 755 Yes X Yes X X

2.7 South West

ITT providers and School Direct lead organisations Email Telephone number Graduate Entry School Direct (Early Years) Graduate employment based Under graduate Assessment only
Bath Spa University admissions@bathspa.ac.uk 01225 875 603 Yes X Yes X X
University of Gloucestershire lmeredith@glos.ac.uk 01242 714 733 X X Yes X X
University of St Mark & St John kcook@marjon.ac.uk 01752 636 700 Yes X Yes X X
University of West of England ali.shaw@uwe.ac.uk 0117 328 2904 Yes X Yes Yes X

2.8 West Midlands

ITT providers and School Direct lead organisations Email Telephone number Graduate Entry School Direct (Early Years) Graduate employment based Under graduate Assessment only
Staffordshire University j.pugh@staffs.ac.uk 01782 294 349 X X Yes Yes X
University of Warwick cpe@warwick.ac.uk 02476 523 801 Yes X Yes X Yes
University of Wolverhampton enquiries@wolverhampton.ac.uk 01902 322 222 Yes X Yes X Yes
University of Worcester earlyyearsteacher@worc.ac.uk 01905 855 533 Yes X Yes X X

2.9 Yorkshire and Humber

ITT providers and School Direct lead organisations Email Telephone number Graduate Entry School Direct (Early Years) Graduate employment based Under graduate Assessment only
Sheffield Hallam University sheffieldinstituteofeducation@shu.ac.uk 0114 225 4790 Yes X Yes X X
University of Huddersfield sep@hud.ac.uk 01484 478 249 Yes X Yes X X