Early Careers Framework (ECF)

Teachers deserve high-quality support throughout their careers, particularly in those first years after ITT when the learning curve is steepest. The Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms entitles all early career teachers (ECTs) to a fully-funded, two-year package of structured training and support linked to the best available research evidence.

Coupled with the ITT Core Content Framework, the ECF establishes a three-year structured and evidence-informed package of support for all new teachers at the start of their careers. 

There are 3 types of ECF Programme a school may choose to follow:

Full Induction Programme (FIP) - training is organised and delivered to your ECTs and Mentors by a Delivery Partner (e.g Teach West London) using Lead Provider (e.g UCL) DfE accredited materials 

Core Induction Programme (CIP) - training is delivered in school using Lead Provider DfE accredited materials

School-led induction (SIP) - the school design and deliver their own ECF-based programme

UCL ECF Programme

Teach West London works with UCL as its lead partner for the delivery of the 2 year Full Induction Programme (FIP) covering the Early Career Framework. 

97% of Teach West London Year 1 ECT participants are currently satisfied or very satisfied with the UCL Programme. 

You can find further detailed information below:

Overview of the UCL ECF programme 

Module Map for Year 1 ECTs and Mentors

Module Map for Year 2 ECTs and Mentors

Session calendar for Year 1 and 2

You can also watch the video below to find out more about the UCL ECF Programme.

Further information

Early Career Framework

Updated: 02/03/2022 1.15 MB

The Early Career Framework - A Guide for Implementation

Updated: 29/04/2022 494 KB