Register for Early Career Framework

Early Career Framework Register for Early Career Framework

In order to access the Ambition or Education Development Trust ECF programmes and the Five Counties Appropriate Body service, there are three steps schools need to undertake to register their Early Career Teachers, Induction Leads and Mentors.

Before you start, make sure you have your school’s Unique Reference Number (URN), as well as the names, Teacher Reference Numbers (TRNs) and personal details such as date of birth and the email addresses of any Early Career Teachers you are registering, along with their Mentor’s details and any Induction Leads that you are registering.

Register ECTs and mentors on the DfE portal

If your ECT is starting their ECT induction in the school year 2024-2025, they should be registered on the DfE portal as a 2024 starter.

If they are starting at your school this year, but started their induction somewhere else in a year previously, i.e. in 2021-2022, 2022-2023 or 2023-2024 school years, they should be registered on the DfE portal as either a 2021, 2022 or 2023 starter and not as a 2024 starter.

Please note the DfE portal will only allow registrations for September for ECTs who will be in the 2023/2024 year from 24th June 2024.

Complete the Five Counties Form to link with the lead provider

Complete a short form for us. We will then liaise with your chosen lead provider (Ambition Institute or Education Development Trust) who will send an email to your ECTs, Mentors and Induction Leads to onboard and commence their programmes online.

Appropriate Body Registration

Registering your ECT with an appropriate body is a legal requirement and is separate to the ECT CPD programmes offered through Ambition or EDT. There is a charge for this service, whereas the support through the Early Career Framework is free of charge.

Please register your ECTs and mentors with the online system ECT Manager, choosing either Bristol, North Somerset and Somerset, or South Glos and BANEs, depending on where your school is. New ECTs will need QTS before registering. If you are using ECT manager for the first time and your school is not yet listed, just let us know by email and we can add your school to the system: [email protected]

Please note, from September 2023, you have not been able to register ECTs with national or LA appropriate body services, such as the NTA, Bristol LA or South Glos (Integra): new registrations must now come through a teaching school hub, like the Five Counties Teaching School Hubs Alliance.

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