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Training provider

This section provides information and resources on the training and professional development opportunities available to support staff and serving teachers.

It also gives a full overview of initial teacher training (ITT), and the advice and support available to people who are interested in training for a career in teaching.

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Professional standards for teachers

Professional standards help guide teachers' professional development and career choices – find out more.

Standards and frameworks

In this section, you can learn about career development opportunities and qualifications for school support staff. You can also access information on apprenticeships and find out how national occupational standards (NOS) relate to support staff roles.



The School Experience Programme (SEP) can help a person decide if a career in teaching is right for them.

Initial teacher training

Initial teacher training

Information for ITT providers, including statutory requirements, funding and details of the Assessment Only route.

Support staff

Support staff

Find information about support staff standards, qualifications and training opportunities.

Serving teachers

Find details on NQT induction, the MTL, and CPD for serving teachers.

Links and tools

In this section you will find useful online tools and resources.



Welcome to ‘My CPD’. Save time and access in one place, tools to develop your professional career, enhance your teaching quality and impact in the classroom.

CPD Database

Visit the CPD Database to search for relevant quality assured CPD opportunities, including those that are free or specific to your role.

CPD Zone
Teacher Development Hub

Visit the Teacher Development Hub to access evidence based research and resources to raise performance in the classroom.

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CPD Guidance

Want to know how to get the best out of yourself and others? Access our resources to understand what good CPD looks like, how to evaluate its impact and how to write a CPD policy.