Open University

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Question to the Department for Education:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to permit the Open University to offer initial teacher training courses.


Answered by
Baroness Berridge Portrait
Baroness Berridge
This question was answered on 18th March 2021

To deliver Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status, the Open University must become an accredited ITT provider. The process to become an accredited ITT provider is cyclical. When the next cycle opens, the Open University, and any other interested organisation, is welcome to explore the potential of becoming an accredited ITT provider. Any organisation who is interested in offering Initial Teacher Training should register their interest with the Department at the ITT.accreditation@education.gov.uk mailbox to be kept informed of future opportunities to apply.

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