Further education initial teacher training reform

Closed 7 Nov 2023

Opened 26 Sep 2023


We're seeking views on proposed reforms to Initial Teacher Training for the Further Education sector, including changes to public funding.

Why your views matter

The Department for Education is consulting on proposals to further strengthen the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) system for the Further Education (FE) sector in England. We want to ensure that publicly-funded ITT is creating a strong supply of new teachers to the FE sector, particularly where vacancies are currently hard to fill, and that courses are the best possible quality.

We are also seeking views on longer-term changes to the way in which FE ITT is regulated by Government, including a requirement for providers to be accredited and to provide Government with data.


  • Teachers
  • Training providers
  • Further education colleges
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Universities


  • Recruitment
  • Training and development