The results for practitioners in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector who have applied to be awarded Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status are being released today, Monday 12 August 2019.
Conferred by the Society for Education and Training (SET), the professional membership organisation for the post-16 education and training workforce, on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), QTLS status is the badge of professionalism for practitioners working in a broad range of settings. Over 22,000 practitioners have already achieved the nationally-recognised status and 558 applicants will receive their results today.
The status aims to signal to employers a commitment to professionalism and excellence. Practitioners must have successfully completed a ‘professional formation’ process that demonstrated further development of their skills and knowledge relevant to their teaching role, underpinned by the ETF’s professional standards, to achieve QTLS status.
Practitioners waiting to hear their results started the process six months ago. They will be contacted by the QTLS team today advising them of their results, giving further information on how to access their certificates where applicable. Those who have not been successful will be provided with information about the re-submission process.
Tricia Odell, Head of QTLS and ATS at the Education and Training Foundation, said: "On behalf of everyone at the ETF and SET, I would like to congratulate all those who have been successful in gaining their QTLS status today. This isn’t the end of the road for those unsuccessful applicants, as we will provide them with the support they need to help them reapply.”
Undertaking QTLS status offers a unique opportunity for FE teachers and trainers to improve their practice, gain deserved national recognition and improve their career prospects.
Further information on results and next steps can be found on the QTLS FAQ page on the SET website.
Practitioners can register their interest for undertaking QTLS on the SET website and status sign-ups open in September to join the next QTLS cohort commencing on 1 October 2019. Further information on QTLS and SET can also be found on the website.