TTF Round 4 - Route 1

Route 1 of the programme is open to all FE Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges, and Specialist Designated Institutions in England. Places will be made available to all colleges on a draw-down basis.  

The take-up of the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) places on Route 1 is subject to individuals meeting the participation criteria outlined in the programme guidance documents.  

For more information, see Route 1 Programme Guidance.

Financial Support for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) 

The financial support available to FE providers directly addresses the cost of undertaking ITE and helps to create capacity for new recruits to learn and receive training and support on the job. 

Funding of £18,200 per recruit will be made available to cover:  

  • The full cost of undertaking a teaching qualification (a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) or an equivalent/higher level qualification) funded up to a maximum of £4,000 per trainee.   
  • Costs of additional teacher time providing intensive support to new teachers (for example through team teaching/work shadowing arrangements) for up to 144 hours.  
  • Costs to cover new teachers having a reduced teaching workload until the end of March 2022, up to 140 hours.  
  • Optional costs of a new recruit taking a Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) qualification before the Level 5 DET if a provider deems that to be suitable for their new recruit(s). For this option 132 hours would be allocated to the reduced teaching workload. 

How to take part 

Route 1 of the programme is for all FE Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges and Specialist Designated Institutions in England. To register to the programme, FE providers should fill in the online registration form below.