ITTE and Early Careers

Derby Teaching Schools Alliance offers Initial Teacher Training & Education (ITTE) from School Direct Initial Teacher Training in partnership with the University of Derby, through to Early Career Teacher status (ECT, previously known as NQT) including Appropriate Body, Early Career Framework (ECF) and Recently Qualified (RQT).


This ECT programme complements the fully funded Early Career Framework programme that DTSA are delivering in conjunction with the Education Development Trust.

For School Direct enquiries please contact Deborah Outhwaite at or call 07712 674474.

Initial Teacher Training Education

School Direct ITTE

Early Career Teacher (ECT / NQT / RQT) with DTSA


Early Career Framework

Early Career Framework

Appropriate Body NQT

Appropriate Body