Statutory guidance

Initial teacher training: criteria for providers

Statutory guidance on the criteria that organisations must meet to provide initial teacher training (ITT).


Initial teacher training criteria and supporting advice


This guidance is for:

  • accredited ITT providers and their partner schools
  • organisations seeking ITT accreditation
  • Ofsted

This statutory guidance sets out what accredited ITT providers must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.