The Multiple Year Allocations methodology was published on 25th October 2018.  The communication below was forwarded to the top 25% performing providers.

25 October 2018

Dear colleague

We are pleased to confirm that your organisation has been awarded multiple-year allocations from the academic year 2019 to 2020.

Multiple-year allocations give the top performing Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers a guaranteed number of postgraduate ITT places in future years, offering longer term stability and planning opportunities.

ITT providers awarded multiple-year allocations this year will receive a guaranteed number of training places until 2021 to 2022 inclusive.

For the academic year 2019 to 2020, the top 25% of ITT providers have been awarded multiple-year allocations. The multiple-year allocations methodology is available on GOV.UK. The methodology contains important information explaining the process for awarding multiple-year allocations and the analysis used in determining the top 25% performing ITT providers. Most questions will be answered within the methodology document. If you have any further questions, please contact us at itt.allocations@education.gov.uk

Applying multiple-year allocations in practice

For Physical Education (fee-funded) courses, you are guaranteed the number of training places equal to the number of places allocated for the 2019 to 2020 academic year up to and including academic year 2020 to 2021.

If a postgraduate course that is currently in the unlimited category falls in the allocated category in future years, then you are guaranteed the number of training places equal to the number of trainees recruited to that course in academic year 2018 to 2019 until 2020- 2021. You can identify the number of places you will have in each course by reviewing your 2018 to 2019 ITT census return.

For Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), the award of multiple-year allocations applies to provider-led places. For School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITTs), the multiple-year allocations apply to both provider-led and School Direct places.

Multiple-year allocations for Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Providers

ITT providers awarded multiple-year allocations in 2018 to 2019 who deliver SKE will also receive multiple-year SKE allocations. This means that, as a minimum, you will receive SKE funding to the amount received in the academic year 2017 to 2018, for the next three ITT recruitment cycles, up to and including the 2020 to 2021 academic year. Further detail will be included in your SKE allocation email, which will follow this communication.

For more information on SKE and SKE multiple-year allocations, please contact Ske.inbox@education.gov.uk

Kind regards

The ITT Allocations Team


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