Early Careers Framework

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Helping the next generation of teachers to thrive with the early career framework. Our early career induction programme, fully funded by the Department for Education (DfE), will ensure early career teachers (ECTs) receive the support they need during their first two years of transition and development.

Young early career teacher in classroom setting

Course overview

Our team of ECF facilitators work in schools across our region and have a wealth of experience of successful, high quality facilitation of adult learning and understand how to effectively meet the needs of early career teachers and their mentors in a range of settings.

What you need to know

Course start date

January 2024


Blended Learning

Course length

2 years


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Typical offer

Teaching Professionals


Funded by the DfE

Course features

  • It’s fully funded by the Department for Education.
  • Early career teachers will feel more confident and in control at the start of their new career.
  • It will help early career teachers focus on learning the things that make the most difference in the classroom and their professional practice.
  • Mentors will get training and funded time out of the classroom in the second year of induction to share their skills and experience with early career teachers, while growing their own careers.
  • Schools will receive funding to support the extra time off that ECTs need in their second year of induction.
  • It will supplement your school’s existing programme of staff support and development.

Course details

Start date

September each year. For information on a mid-year start, please email


Blended Learning. The two-year programme consists of some face-to-face sessions (including two full day conferences) and online webinars. These sessions are complemented by weekly independent, online learning.

Each ECT will receive support from a dedicated, school-based mentor.


Learning and teaching

The Full Induction Programme (FIP) provides ECTs with seamless transition and development from their initial teacher training. The programme ensures that ECTs begin their careers with the practical skills, experiences, and insight to enhance teaching and learning and to make a positive impact on children and young people.

Our programme has been carefully designed with teacher workload in mind and includes:

  • A Conference
  • Self-directed Learning
  • Online Learning
  • Face-to-face Training
  • Peer Networking


Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing. The University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed. For further information please refer to



1. Behaviour Management

2. Pedagogy

3. Curriculum

4. Assessment

5. Professional Behaviours

Entry requirements

Teaching Professionals

This is a statutory 2 year induction programme for Early Career Teachers. The minimum entry requirement is therefore an undergraduate degree and/or PGCE and to hold QTS.

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To register your ECT on our programme, please go to Early Career Professional Development Programme - Education Development Trust (

In addition to registering for the programme, you will also need to register your ECT and Mentor details with the DfE

No International Entry Requirements for this course.

This course is available for teaching professionals.

Additional costs

For information about staff and student discounts please contact the short course administrator