Advanced Teacher Status (ATS)

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

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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 or network.

The ETF has worked closely with the Chartered College of Teaching to ensure holders of ATS will automatically be conferred Chartered Teacher Status

What is ATS?

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

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.

ATS documents - getting started on your e-portfolio

Find out how to get the information needed to start working on your e-portfolio.

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