ECF Training Programme

Early Career Framework Training offer


Loreto Learning and Support (LLS) are working in partnership with Best Practice Network & Outstanding Leaders Partnership to deliver the Early Career Development Programme which delivers the Early Career Framework reforms for Early Career Teachers. This DfE-funded programme is open to all schools in Trafford and beyond with early career teachers starting in September 2021.

Schools can register their details through the  Early Career Development Programme web site now and they will be provided with full signup instructions at a later date.

Should you wish, Appropriate Body provision will be provided in conjunction with Trafford LA or schools can choose to use their local Teaching School Hub.


What is the Early Career Development Programme?

From September 2021, the government is funding an entitlement for all early career teachers in England to access high-quality professional development at the start of their career with a view to greater teacher support and retention. Best Practice Network/Outstanding Leaders Partnership will be delivering the programme nationwide from September.

New teachers will now receive development support and training over 2 years instead of one, all underpinned by the DfE’s Early Career Framework reforms.


How much does the Early Career Development Programme cost?

The programme is funded by the DfE and freely available for all state-maintained academies and schools in England.


What does the funding provider for?

The DfE funding provides for the full 2 year induction of an early career teacher (consisting of 122 learning hours over the duration of the programme). There is a further 36 hours of funded training for an in-school mentor (see images below).



As well as full access to the programme outlined above, the DfE funding provides for:

  • 10% time-off timetable for early career teachers in Year 1
  • 5% time-off timetable in the second year of induction for all early career teachers to undertake induction activities including training and mentoring
  • funding for mentors to spend with early career teachers in the second year of induction - this is based on 20 hours of mentoring across the academic year


How do I apply for the Early Career Induction Programme?

Please register your details with Outstanding Leaders Partnership on their Early Career Development web page and they will contact you when the full application process has been confirmed by the Department for Education.

Headteachers will shortly receive a letter from the Department of Education to request their provider preference. ***Should you wish to work with Loreto Learning and Support, you need to select Best Practice Network as your provider. *** This will then register you on our provision list and your face to face sessions will be delivered here at Loreto.


Further Information

Click the links below to discover more about the support now available for Early Career Teachers in your school:

Early Career Development Programme with OLP/BPN - YouTube

LLS Early Career Framework brochure




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