Early Career Teachers Induction and Early Professional Development

Information on Induction and Early Professional Development (EPD), how to register and the role of the Teacher Tutor.

Induction and EPD normally take 3 years to complete (possibly longer depending on your employment circumstances). You will be supported through this process by the Induction and EPD team at the Education Authority. You will also receive advice, guidance and support from your Teacher Tutor and other colleagues in the school(s) in which you may be working.

Please note online registration for Induction/EPD and Teacher Tutors is now closed and will re-open in September.

Early Career Teachers is a new term for beginning teachers. It is now used as this best reflects the profile of the teaching professional in the 21st century and the wide level of experiences they bring to their schools.

What do you do next?

  1. Register with the Education Authority Northern Ireland. To do this first follow the link to either Induction or Early Professional Development
  2. Register with the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI)
  3. Register with the Northern Ireland Substitute Teacher Register (NISTR)

If you wish to talk to someone with regard to any aspect of Induction, Early Professional Development (EPD) or the role of the Teacher Tutor, please go to the Contact Details page. 

Last updated: 04/05/2022