Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) is a Professional Status for accomplished and experienced teachers in the Further Education and Skills sector. It is successfully gained after completing a 12-month developmental process and is maintained through membership to the Society for Education and Training (SET). Awardees also gain Chartered Teacher Status.
ATS is a 12-month programme which offers the chance to:
Undertaking ATS costs £815. It can be paid in six direct debit instalments, with an initial payment of £215 once accepted onto the programme.
94% said that undertaking ATS had a positive impact on their colleagues
SET members who meet the eligibility criteria can apply during our application window. There is one application per year, which runs from 1 April to 31 August. You can express your interest on the SET website at any time.
ATS is the tried and tested way to professionalise your workforce and will demonstrate that you are committed to raising standards by employing highly skilled teachers who demonstrate mastery in teaching. Employing ATS holders offers a range of benefits allowing you to:
"The Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) programme has had a significant impact on our staff and the wider organisation. Lecturers undertaking ATS have become truly evidence-based practitioners and thrived supporting the development of colleagues. Across the wider organisation, we've seen improvement in the quality of teaching and learning and student engagement and outcomes - a measurable impact. ATS is a mark of professionalism and mastery, and as such, can be a driver for positive, organisation-wide change."
Jeanette Hart, Vice Principal, The Guernsey Institute
“The ATS process has allowed me the time and space to consciously and deliberately invest time in my own teaching practice. I am able to talk confidently and competently about relevant educational research, implementing theoretical recommendations into my practice and sharing these with teachers just starting their own journeys on our ITE (initial teacher education) programmes.”
Jacqui Browne, FSET ATS, Professional Standards Learning Coach, Lincoln College
Learn more about ATS, including eligibility criteria and what the progamme involves.
The application window for ATS is open from 1 April – 31 August. Express your interest.
Get answers to frequently asked questions about ATS.