On Thursday 4 August, more than 230 members of the Society for Education and Training (SET) achieved Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, a recognised professional status that enables individuals to show their progression and their commitment to excellence within the Further Education (FE) and Training sector.
QTLS status is achieved after successfully completing a six-month period of professional formation, which includes compiling an online portfolio demonstrating the skills and knowledge gained since obtaining an initial teacher training qualification. Once achieved, QTLS status is maintained through SET membership.
More than 26,000 professionals have achieved QTLS since its introduction in 2007. Those who have achieved QTLS are added to the SET professional register, and anyone with QTLS status is also able to teach in schools on the same terms as QTS holders.
Andrew Dowell, Head of Professional Status and Standards at SET, commented: “We are delighted to see this new cohort of members achieving QTLS status as a next step in their professional development. They join the growing community of professionals who have achieved this recognised and respected status, contributing to the raising of professional standards across Further Education.”