Registering NQTs

Induction information for Coordinators and Tutors

All NQTs in England must be registered with IStip online using the NQT Manager system, before the registration deadline. The system links directly to the teacher register, so you must know the NQT’s Teacher Reference Number before a registration can be completed, and the NQT must have been awarded QTS.

2020-2021 Deadlines

  • Wednesday 9th September (for a 2020 autumn term start)
  • Friday 8th January (for a 2021 spring term start)
  • Friday 23rd April (for a 2021 summer term start)

The registration fee will be £555 (£185 for one term; £370 for two terms). The fee MUST be paid by the school.

2021-2022 Deadlines

  • Friday 10th September (for a 2021 autumn term start)
  • Friday 7th January (for a 2022 spring term start)
  • Friday 22nd April (for a 2022 summer term start)

The fee for the full two year induction will be £660 (this constitutes a split between £440 for year 1; and £220 for year 2).

The fee MUST be paid by the school.

We will authorise an NQT once fully registered. Once authorised, the NQT will receive an email with their login details, and a request for them to log into the NQT Manager and confirm that they have read our privacy notice which explains their rights as data subjects. A fuller version of the privacy notice can be found here.

Using the NQT Manager

If the school has not already registered a Tutor, Induction Co-ordinator or Headteacher, please click on “Register as an induction coordinator”.

Once you have completed your details, and you have been authorised, you will be sent an email confirming your username and password.

You will be prompted to create a record for the Head of the school; they will then be sent an email with a username and password, which they will need to sign assessment forms, as they are legally responsible for induction.

The ‘Dashboard’ on the NQT Manager will indicate any outstanding/incomplete registrations or assessments, and the system will also send reminder emails for missing information, or upcoming assessments.

In the Help & Support section, there are manuals available for all users of the NQT Manager – please check this first should you have any queries about using the site.

To register an NQT, click “Add New” on the Dashboard and complete the form as instructed.

Experienced NQTs

If you have an experienced NQT it may be possible to reduce the overall length of the induction period. Please contact us to  discuss the options.

Registering NQTs between terms

If you attempt to register an NQT ‘between terms’, IStip will amend the registration to either the start of the coming term, or half term, whichever is closest.


IStip will invoice the School for the registration fee.

Obtaining QTS

The NQT Manager requires the NQT’s Teacher Reference Number before a registration can be completed, so the NQT must have been awarded QTS before you can begin the process.

There is additional information available for you and the NQT about qualifying outside England.