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Initial Teacher Training 2019/20 - Email addresses

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Initial Teacher Training 2019/20

Fields required from institutions in England

Email addresses

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Short nameNQTEMAIL

This field collects email addresses for trainees on Initial Teacher Training courses.

Applicable toEngland

All Students.


A valid email address should be returned. This could be either a university or personal email address, or whichever email address is considered to be most current.

The DfE will use this email address to communicate with Newly-Qualified Teachers to ask them to log in to the DfE Teacher Services Portal. This will enable Newly-Qualified Teachers to access their QTS certificate online, reducing burden on HE providers.

The Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) will retain email address data until a newly qualified teacher (NQT) completes their statutory induction year.

Where an email address cannot be obtained, an empty element should be returned, i.e.


Quality rules
Quality rules relating to this entity are displayed here.
Reason required To allow the DfE to communicate with newly qualified teachers, asking them to log in to the DfE Teacher Services Portal at the time that Qualified teacher status (QTS) is awarded, and for no other purpose.
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Field length80
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
OwnerDepartment for Education
Change management notesGuidance has been updated stating that the TRA will retain email addresses until the student has completed their induction year.

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