The core content framework (CCF) for international qualified teacher status (iQTS).

Applies to England


Initial teacher training (ITT) Core Content Framework (CCF) with notes for use with international qualified teacher status (iQTS)

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The core content framework for iQTS is for accredited English initial teacher training (ITT) providers to teach trainees learning outside the UK.

Candidates who successfully complete the iQTS training programme will then be able to apply for English QTS.

The CCF must be used in its entirety for iQTS.

This framework is based on the CCF for ITT in England with updates to reflect its use for international qualified teacher status. None of the original content has been amended.

Published 15 November 2021