Induction information for Tutors and Mentors
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.
- Wednesday, September 13 2017 (for a 2017 autumn term start)
- Friday, January 12 2018 (for a 2018 spring term start)
- Wednesday, April 25 2018 (for a 2018 summer term start)
The registration fee is £525 (£175 for one term; £350 for two terms). The fee MUST be paid by the school.
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.
If you have an experienced NQT, with five or more years of sustained teaching experience, it may be possible to reduce the overall length of the induction period. This must be agreed in advance with IStip.
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.
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.