Advanced Teacher Status (ATS)

Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) is the badge of advanced professionalism and mastery in further education and training. The programme was launched by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in 2017, and is underpinned by the 20 Professional Standards. It is conferred through the Society for Education and Training (SET). The ETF has worked in partnership with the Chartered College of Teaching to ensure holders of ATS will automatically be conferred Chartered Teacher Status. This cements the parity of professional status between those teaching and training across all educational contexts. 

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What is ATS?

Discover the benefits of gaining ATS - the badge of advanced professionalism and mastery in further education and training.

Apply for ATS

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 apply for ATS, you need to meet certain criteria, including holding QTLS or QTS. Find out more about your eligibility to apply for ATS.

Benefits of ATS for employers

ATS offers a range of significant benefits for employers. Find out why encouraging your staff to undertake ATS will be good for your organisation.


Read our frequently asked questions about Advanced Teacher Status and arm yourself with all of the facts.

The ATS programme and timetable

Find out more about the online portfolio you will be required to complete as part of the ATS process, including deadlines for the current cohort.

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