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About us

Established in 2019, the National School of Education and Teaching rapidly became one of the country’s largest providers of Initial Teacher Training. It was awarded Institute status from the Government in late 2021 and is now known as the National Institute of Teaching and Education. The National Institute entered the education scene to provide initial teacher training and extended support to teachers and educational leaders.

The National Institute aims to be the go-to institution for aspiring and current teachers and school/college leaders for training and professional development. The Institute’s distinct feature is the flexibility of its programmes, which provide access for teachers nationwide to sector-leading training. 

All courses include:

  • A choice of study structure: online only or blended delivery make training accessible for more people
  • Multiple start dates throughout the year allows for more choice of access
  • Modular construction enables pauses in study
  • Part-time and elongated study options better support training alongside work

The National Institute prides itself on improving the craft of teaching and the skills of leadership in schools and colleges. Its courses and training blend distance learning with school-based practice to encourage immediate application of study on-the-job. In addition to this, all of the National institute’s courses are Apprenticeship-approved, meaning current teachers or leaders can exercise their school’s Apprenticeship levy to finance their course, costing nothing to them or their schools.

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Read some of our testimonials and get a feel for what it's like to study with the National Institute of Teaching and Education.

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Ofsted Report 2022

Ofsted has published its report on our Initial Teacher Training provision following an inspection in May 2022, rating it ‘Good’ in all areas.