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Promoting Quality in Teacher Education

Initial Teacher Training (ITT): Reform Funding Guidance for organisations seeking funding to support with ITT reforms

24 November 2022

This publication provides guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) on how to apply for funding to aid in the delivery of reformed Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from the academic year 2024 onwards.


Following the accreditation process, newly accredited providers of ITT will be eligible to apply for multiple funding streams to help them deliver the new ITT requirements. These funding streams seek to support with the costs related to course set-up ahead of delivery, establishing lead mentor functions and intensive training and practice. Placement schools will also be able to access grant funding to support with the new training requirements of school-based mentors.

Funding will be administered under Section 14(1) of the Education Act 2002.


Who is this guidance for?

Newly accredited providers and their school partners who wish to apply for funding to support them to develop and deliver ITT courses leading to QTS from the 2024/25 academic year. This covers all routes leading to QTS, such as the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship, Assessment Only route to QTS, School Direct (salaried) and School Direct (fee).If you are a newly accredited ITT provider and do not want to apply for funding, you do not need to take any further steps.

A full copy of the PDF of the guidance can be downloaded by copying and pasting the link below in to your web browser:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1077177/Initial_Teacher_Training__ITT__Reform_Funding_Guidance_160522.pdf