All programmes of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Wales which commence from September 2019 must first be accredited by the Education Workforce Council (EWC), through its ITE Accreditation Board.
The process for Partnerships to prepare and submit programmes to the EWC formally opened in March 2017.
Documents to be used in preparing and submitting a programme for accreditation
Any Partnership wishing to submit a programme for accreditation must refer to the following documents:
- Welsh Government “Criteria for the accreditation of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes in Wales”
- The document “ Submitting a programme of ITE to the EWC for accreditation ”
- The proforma that must be used to submit a programme
It is important that you read carefully each of the above documents and follow the instructions in the document “ Submitting a programme of ITE to the EWC for accreditation ” when submitting a programme.
|Partnership to submit programme to EWC for accreditation against accreditation criteria||By 1 December 2017|
|EWC Accreditation Board to assess programmes||By 30 June 2018|
|EWC to inform Partnerships of decision and provide an initial indication of funded numbers for a programme for 2019-20||By 30 June 2018|
|Partnership to commence marketing of their programme to prospective student teachers||From 1 July 2018|
|EWC to confirm funded numbers for a programme for 2019-20||By 1 September 2018|
|Partnership to commence delivery of new programme||From 1 September 2019|
Here’s a Q&A session with Professor John Furlong on the new procedures for initial teacher education (ITE) in Wales.
Contact: ITE Accreditation Team, EWC
Address: 9th Floor, Eastgate House, 35-43 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AB
Telephone: 029 2046 0099