Schools have the choice of engaging with and delivering the DfE ECF Framework through three pathways.
1. Full Induction Programme (FIP)
Materials and support have been created by the DfE approved Lead Providers. All resources are paid for, there is no additional responsibility on schools to create content, quality assurance materials/delivery or provide additional evidence to their appropriate body.
2. Core Induction Programme (CIP)
Curriculum materials have been created by the DfE approved Lead Providers. Learning Platform access, training sessions, ECT / Mentor support systems, administrative support etc are not available using this route. Additional materials need to be developed by the school – this additional element is not funded. Quality assurance of these materials/delivery requires additional evidence to their appropriate body.
3. School-based Programme
Schools design and deliver their own induction programme, based on the ECF. This is not funded, requires additional appropriate body checks and delivery may also be checked via Ofsted.