Development for trainees and ECTs (Early Career Teachers)

Find out more about membership and CPD options for Trainee and Early Career Teachers (ECTs) as well as help and support for ITT providers. 

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Are you new to teaching?

Early Career Teachers (ECTs) often have to deliver PSHE education in their first teaching post and most teachers will be required to teach the subject at some point in their careers. So it’s vital that all teachers understand the basics.
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    Taking place on our new online learning platform, this free course has been designed specifically for trainee teachers. Complete a series of engaging units, manage your own learning and take the course at your own pace.
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    ECTs (Early Career Teachers), student teachers and teaching assistants can have the first year of individual membership for just £25. The membership will renew at full price thereafter.
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    Develop the basic understanding and skills you'll need to teach PSHE effectively and gain our Certificate of Professional Development in PSHE Education. This framework is available to members of the PSHE Association.


What support can providers access?

As an ITT provider, you play a vital role in preparing the next generation of PSHE teachers to teach the subject safely and effectively. We have a range of different resources and support available to help.
Evidence showing PSHE education’s impact in a number of areas, including emotional wellbeing, physical health, academic attainment, and preparation for work.
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