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Initial Teacher Training Core Content Framework

All PCMs and Mentors need to be aware of the ITTCCF.

In 2019 the DfE produced two significant frameworks. These frameworks aim to have a substantial impact on the support provided for the early professional development of all teachers from training to their first two years in post.

Initial Teacher Training Core Content Framework (ITTCCF)

This defines the minimum entitlement of all trainees and sets out the content that ITT providers and their partners must draw upon when designing and delivering programmes.

View the ITTCCF

Early Career Framework (ECF)

This defines the minimum content that teachers in their first two years are entitled to learn about and learn how to do, with funded, high quality, professional development support.

View the ECF

Both frameworks establish an entitlement to a 3-year (or more) structured package of support for all new teachers at the start of their careers. The ambition is that with this support, teachers stay for longer and thrive in the profession. This should be viewed alongside the Government’s Recruitment and Retention Strategy (2019).

The frameworks have been devised using current research evidence reviewed and endorsed by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) alongside guidance from an Expert Advisory group and other sector representatives. The frameworks will be kept under review as the evidence base develops over time and adaptations made accordingly.