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Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) is the badge of professionalism for post-16 education and training, helping practitioners advance in their careers and demonstrate their expertise and experience to colleagues, employers and learners.

The QTLS registration window is now open. Don’t miss the 31 October deadline to register your application.

SET members can gain QTLS by successfully completing professional formation. This is a process that enables you to demonstrate the effective use of skills and knowledge in your professional practice that is required to achieve QTLS status. Read the full terms and conditions for those undertaking or who have undertaken professional formation leading to QTLS.

Here is a flowchart summarising the professional formation process. It contains links to further useful information on the SET website.

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What is QTLS?

Find out more about Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS), the professional status that you can gain by successfully completing professional formation.

QTLS eligibility

Find out if you are eligible to register for, and undertake, QTLS.

Register for QTLS

The QTLS registration window opens on 1 September, 2017.

Guidance on completing your application

Find a number of tips, resources and tools, including our Professional Standards Research Map, to help you to complete your application for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).

The QTLS register

SET's professional status register is a list of SET members who have successfully completed professional formation and achieved Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status.


Still have more questions? You'll find the answers to frequently asked questions here.