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Institute of Teaching

Question for Department for Education

UIN 143846, tabled on 26 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy for the Institute of Teaching to apply for registration with the Office for Students to recruit Initial Teacher Training students to that institution.

Answered on

1 February 2021

As an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provider, the institute will be subject to the same requirements that apply to all other ITT providers. The institute will need to secure accreditation to deliver ITT, or partner with an accredited provider, prior to delivery.

The Department expects that the institute will register as a higher education provider with the Office for Students in order to acquire degree awarding powers. This will give the institute the ability to independently award its own Postgraduate Certificates in Education.

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