There are a range of routes available to train as a teacher and receive Qualified Teacher Status in England. These include:
School Direct: where places are allocated to schools
provider-led: where places are allocated to accredited initial teacher training (ITT) providers
Teach First: intensive work-based training for high academic achievers
assessment-only: for people who require no training to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards
The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) allocates School Direct and provider places for initial teacher training. These places are allocated either to schools or accredited ITT providers.
The information in this document will be of use to providers before they submit their requests for places.