The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is a government agency created to enable and support the development of a self-improving, school-led system. It was formed from the merger of the National College for School Leadership and the Teaching Agency. Please use the information below to find appropriate contact details for your enquiry.

  • Teaching, Initial Teacher Training ( ITT ) or teacher training incl School Direct: Teaching Line - 0800 389 2500 or visit the Get into teaching website
  • Returning to teaching: 0800 085 0971 or visit the returning to teaching website
  • Qualified teacher status, teacher induction, teacher regulation* and employer access: 0300 7900 225
  • Early years qualifications: 0370 000 2288
  • Leadership qualifications, teaching schools, leadership development, school-to-school support and other activities associated with the former National College: 0345 609 0009 or +44 1349 882095 (international) or visit

*If your enquiry relates to a potential allegation of serious professional misconduct of a teacher, please refer to teacher regulations and referring cases of teacher misconduct, before submitting your enquiry.

If you have a freedom of information (FOI) request, or would like to make a complaint, please use relevant section of the form below.

For all written enquiries, please use the form below. Once you have completed all the mandatory fields and submitted your request, you should see a confirmation page which confirms that your enquiry has been received successfully. An email receipt will also be sent to the email address you have provided, with a copy of your enquiry text. If you do not see this screen or receive an email receipt, please call us on 0370 000 2288 to check progress and we will let you know how to proceed. We aim to respond to all queries submitted via this form within 15 working days.

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