Guidance on completing your application

Resources and tools to help you to complete your application for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).

Professional Standards Research Map 

Use our interactive Professional Standards tool. 

Read our top tips for My QTLS Applicants (new). 

Alternative formats and accessibility

Completing your professional formation workbook using My QTLS

You can use the following documents to help you plan your professional formation application. 

Download a flowchart summarising the professional formation process.


Guidance for professional formation applicants registering from 1 December 2018

Guidance for professional formation applicants who registered from 1 September 2017


My QTLS - Accessing the My QTLS Workbook - a brief overview of how to access and navigate the workbook.

My QTLS - Editing the Workbook - a longer video providing an overview of how to use the calendar, add certificates and add text to the workbook.

Professional Standards: Guidance for supporters

Download the Guidance for Supporters form (pdf).

Declaration of suitability

Every QTLS applicant will need to complete a Declaration of Suitability form.

Download the Declaration of Suitability form (Word). 

Unable to meet the deadline?

If you are unable to meet the professional formation deadline, it will be possible to defer your application and payment to the next cycle. Please note that you can only defer on one occasion. If you defer more than once, you will need to start a new workbook and will incur an administration fee of £50. This is to ensure that the evidence in your application is current at the point of submitting it for review. 

Find out more about how to defer your application

More help

You can contact the professional formation team by email at or by calling 0800 093 9111 (free phone).

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