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Nottingham Institute of Education receives new government accreditation for teacher training

The Nottingham Institute of Education at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has been accredited as a provider of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) leading to Qualified Teacher Status from 2024 onwards.

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NTU trains teachers and other learning professionals from the early years to adult education

All providers of ITT must be accredited by the Department for Education (DfE), as NTU has been for many years. This new accreditation results from a revised set of criteria set out by the DfE, which come into effect from September 2024[1].

The Institute provides education and training for teachers and other learning and development professionals from the early years through to adult education.

It has extensive partnership links with hundreds of early-years settings, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and other institutions across the East Midlands. Its latest Ofsted inspection praised these partnerships, recognising the strength of its links with local schools and the range of specialist placements for trainee teachers, giving them access to high-quality training.

Matt Varley, Deputy Director at the Nottingham Institute of Education, said: “Our teacher education partnership is well-established and has been developing teachers and other education professionals for many decades.

“Together with our lead partners, who work alongside us in designing and delivering our partnership’s offer, we look forward to building the next generation of our innovative courses and continuing to make a difference to schools, colleges and other educational settings in the East Midlands and beyond.”

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for cultural heritage science research. It is the second time that NTU has been bestowed the honour of receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research, the first being in 2015 for leading-edge research on the safety and security of global citizens.

    The Research Excellence Framework (2021) classed 83% of NTU’s research activity as either world-leading or internationally excellent. 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    NTU was awarded The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2023 and ranked second best university in the UK in the Uni Compare Top 100 rankings (2021/2022). It was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards), University of the Year 2019 (Guardian University Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards), Modern University of the Year 2018 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and University of the Year 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards).

    NTU is the 5th largest UK institution by student numbers, with nearly 39,000 students and more than 4,400 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 7,000 and an NTU community representing over 160 countries.

    Since 2000, NTU has invested £570 million in tools, technology, buildings and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2021 UCAS UG acceptance data). It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge.

    NTU is ranked 4th most sustainable university in the world and 1st in the UK for sustainability-themed Education and Research in the 2021 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

Published on 29 September 2022
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