Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

All new entrants to the teaching profession will benefit from Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses that incorporate the content of the new ITT Core Content Framework, published in September 2020, which sets out what ITT providers and their partnerships must draw upon when designing and delivering their programmes.

In addition, the Department has committed to reviewing the ITT market to support it to work more efficiently and effectively. This work is now underway with a focus on driving further improvements across the sector. The review will make evidence-based recommendations on how to make sure all trainees receive high-quality training and ensure the ITT market maintains the capacity to deliver trainees in a way that benefits all schools. The review is expected to report in summer 2021.

ITT Courses

If you already have an undergraduate degree you can do a postgraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Our partners for ITT are:

School Direct

Hillingdon SCITT

PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education - one year teacher training qualification funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee who may receive a bursary from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). Applications are made through

University of Bedfordshire