UCL Early Career Teacher Consortium

The Early Career Framework (ECF) underpins an entitlement to a fully-funded, two-year package of structured training and support for early career teachers linked to the best available research evidence.

The UCL Early Career Teacher Consortium Early Career Professional Development programme (‘the programme’) is a 2-year programme for delivery in schools that engages Early Career Teachers (ECTs) with the contents of the ECF.

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The core induction programmes published here have been made available a year ahead of schedule so that the maximum number of newly qualified teachers can benefit from the support the ECF provides.

In order to make them available for early use, we have released these materials in a slightly different format, and you should use them in the way that benefits you the most. Early career teachers may not yet be able to take part in face-to-face training or have a dedicated mentor, which will be part of the structured programme offered from September 2021. Using the materials as a tool for self-study may therefore be most beneficial. Other schools may choose to use the resources as a base to introduce their own programme of support and development for their early career teachers.

Some of the videos and audio files referenced in the courses are being finalised and will be included in further versions of the documents as part as full roll out of the scheme in 2021. Where it has not been possible to include them, suppliers have provided scripts or filming briefs.

Early Career Teachers

ECTs are newly qualified teachers in the first or second year of their induction. They are expected to engage in all aspects of the programme as set out in their school.

Specifically, ECTs are expected to engage with weekly self-directed study and ECT mentor meetings, and with less frequent training and online learning community sessions, and to put into practice outside these events what they are learning through the programme.

Weekly self-directed study activity is planned to be 45 minutes in length, within an allotted programme time of 60 minutes.

Go to self-directed study materials


The following materials are provided for mentors.

View available Mentor materials

Induction Leads

The following materials are provided for Induction Leads.


When the Early Career Framework reforms are launched nationally in 2021, the Full Induction Programmes will include face-to-face training. Schools who choose to use the Core Induction Programme will design and deliver the early career teacher and mentor training themselves. For those schools, we are including training outlines with this release which give guidance on what should be covered in the early career teacher training.

View available training materials