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Advanced Teacher Status (ATS)

Advanced Teacher Status (ATS)

Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) is the badge of advanced professionalism and mastery in further education and training. It is a new professional status conferred by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) through the Society for Education and Training (SET).

ATS recognises experienced professionals who can demonstrate:

  • mastery in teaching and/or training
  • an exemplary degree of subject knowledge in their area of professional expertise
  • effectiveness in working collaboratively to improve teaching standards amongst their peers or within their organisation.

The first ATS cohort of applicants will start on 1 October 2017 and will benefit from a reduced fee of £250 (normal fee £750) in return for providing extensive feedback about their experience of undertaking ATS. 

What is ATS?

Discover the benefits of gaining ATS - the next career step for experienced teachers and trainers.

ATS application process

Find out how to apply for ATS and the sections you will be expected to complete as part of your written portfolio.

ATS eligibility

To be eligible to register for ATS, you need to meet certain criteria. Find out more and download the Registration of Interest and Supporting Testimonies forms.

Benefits of ATS for employers

ATS offers a range of significant benefits for employers. Find out how you can help staff progress to the highest teaching standard in FE.

ATS FAQs

Read our commonly asked questions about Advanced Teacher Status and listen to our podcast with the Head of QTLS, Patricia Odell.