TTF Round 4 - Route 2

Route 2 of the programme is open to all independent training providersemployer led providersthird sector training providerslocal authority providers, and adult and community learning providers. These places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and we strongly advise providers to register early for places. 

The take-up of the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) places on Route 2 is subject to individuals meeting the participation criteria outlined in the programme guidance documents.  

For more information, see Route 2 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 2 of the programme is open to all independent training providers, employer led providers, third sector training providers, local authority providers, and adult and community learning providers. 

UPDATE: The registration for places in route 2 has now closed. Places were allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and we have reached the number of places that were available for independent training providers, employer led providers, third sector training providers, local authority providers, adult and community learning providers, 16-19 academy converters and university technical colleges to register to.

We have made a reserve list available where you can register your institutions details and state the number of places that you are potentially interested in. If additional TTF places become available over the course of this financial year (21-22) then we will work through the reserve list – again allocating on a first-come, first served basis.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Taking Teaching Further team at takingteachingfurther@etfoundation.co.uk