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Create a DfE Sign-in account

A DfE Sign-in account will allow you to access various online educational services for the organisations with which you are associated.

How to create a DfE Sign-in account

You can create an account in four simple steps.

  • Select the create a DfE Sign-in account link
  • Enter your name and your email address (it’s best to use your work email address or one that is clearly associated with your organisation)
  • We’ll send you an email to verify your email address; copy the code from this email and paste it into the box on the verification page
  • Create a memorable password (we recommend joining three or more familiar words)

Once you have created an account, you can request access to your organisation and the services you need for your role.

What is an approver?

You might have noticed the term ‘approver’ during your account creation.

An approver is someone at your organisation responsible for controlling who has access to DfE Sign-in and the services within the system.

It is usually a senior person, such as an administrator, manager, or headteacher.

For security reasons you will need the approval of your organisation’s approver before you can access services.

How can I find a relevant approver?

Once you add your organisation to your account, you can find a list of all recognised approvers under the organisation section of your DfE Sign-in account.

Still having problems?

If you are still having problems, please submit a support request.