Helen V2One of the main reasons I undertook my QTLS was to enable me to be able to teach in a secondary school environment. I like the fact it allowed me to self-assess my passion for teaching and I could focus on areas I felt needed more development so I could become a better facilitator for learning.
My QTLS status has given me more confidence to take responsibility for my subject matter and develop the right skills to position me to develop my career to a leadership role.
Undertaking QTLS has opened up my creativity and allowed me to think about alternative ways to get my learners to engage and learn.
The biggest impact it has made on my organisation is that it has allowed them to get a better understanding of the QTLS process, as I was the first staff member to do this.
Since I undertook QTLS my organisation has come to me so I can help support other staff members going through the same route.
I would like to become either 2iC or curriculum lead.
My advice is to make sure you have spoken about it with your organisation and they are ready to fully support you in the process. It’s also a good idea to make sure to read all the help guides that SET provides as they are very useful and answer a lot of questions.
I would also say you should try and speak to someone who has gone through the process already – you will be surprised how many of your friends you have studied with have gone through the same process.
QTLS is the badge of professionalism for post-14 education and training. It’s aimed at helping you advance your career and to demonstrate your expertise and experience to your colleagues, employers and learners.Find out more about QTLS