Option 2 - Use DfE Accredited Materials to Deliver your own Training Programme

Use DfE Accredited Materials to Deliver your own Training Programme

There are currently 4 national DfE-accredited training materials for delivering the Early Career Framework through your own programme​:

• Ambition Institute
• Education Development Trust
• Teach First

For schools/colleges who choose this option, please be aware that it will not involve support training from individual ECF providers. This option will also be subject to detailed planning scrutiny and 'fidelity checking' by the appropriate body for induction before, during and at the end of statutory induction.

Step Two: Choose your DfE Accredited Training Materials

Information about the 4 programmes can be found here.

Step Three: Notify the DfE

You must also notify DfE via their online service of your chosen route and the names of your tutor, mentors and ECT(s). This will also provide you with access to all of the training materials for your chosen materials.

Step Four: Register with an Appropriate Body

In addition to choosing materials above, you must register your ECT(s) for induction with an appropriate body for induction who will have a key quality assurance role in the statutory induction process.

Step Five: Fidelity Checks

When you register your ECT(s), if you have indicated that you plan to use a DfE accredited materials for delivery of the ECF, your school will need to complete a fidelity check. Once registration is received, we will be in contact with you regarding this process. The fidelity check should take place before induction begins.


Funding will cover time off timetable for early career teachers and mentors, in the second year of induction, paid directly to schools.