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Early Career Framework (ECF)

We are really excited to be working with UCL Institute of Education as a Delivery Partner for the Early Career Framework (ECF). 

If you have decided that you wish to access the fully funded Full Induction Programme (FIP) ​using Sussex Coast Schools Alliance as the Delivery Partner for UCL's ECF programme, here are four simple steps you should take now, even if you have not recruited (or may not this year recruit) an Early Career Teacher (ECT).

Step 1: You should have been contacted by the DfE asking you to register the name of your induction tutor.

Step 2: Your induction tutor should then receive an email requesting them to access the portal for ECF. 

Step 3: On access to the portal, you will then be asked to make a choice on how you intend to deliver the Early Career Framework. You will make a choice for the full induction programme (FIP).

Step 4: ​You will be asked to select your Teaching School Hub (TSH) to deliver the programme.  As you are choosing to access ECF through our Alliance DO NOT select a TSH.  Instead, ​you should fill out the Google form (link below) and we will pass on your details to UCL. ​

Step 5: Upload ECT & Mentor information onto the DfE portal.  This data is then passed to UCL and used to provide log ins for ECTs and Mentors.  For help with this see the DfE FAQs at the botton of the page.  We advise that the mentor is not the same person as the Induction Tutor.

When UCL submit our data to the DfE they will know that you are using the UCL's Full Induction Programme for ECF and that we are the Delivery Partner for the provision.

Link to Google form to register with UCL:  https://forms.gle/etiWM6Y6DToGiTrv6

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Key Dates


Mentor support Drop-in session - Tues 12th Oct 2021 at 3.30pm.  A Zoom link will be sent out a few days before.

Mentor Induction Conference - Mon 13th Sept 2021.

A recording of this is now on UCLeXtend.


ECT support Drop-in session - Tues 16th Nov 2021 at 3.30pm.  A Zoom link will be sent out a few days before.

ECT Conference - Tues 14th Sept 2021 

A recording of this is now on UCLeXtend.

Useful Documents from UCL

DfE Early Career Framework FAQs

Frequently asked questions from the DfE.

DfE FAQs May 2021 

DfE FAQs July 2021 this includes how to register ECTs & Mentors onto the DfE portal

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