I decided to undertake QTLS status as I wanted to ensure I was a confident teacher and practitioner. I also wanted to improve my knowledge and skills in alignment with the Education and Training Foundation’s Professional Standards by undertaking professional development courses.
I really enjoyed the process and thought it was well organised. I enjoyed completing my profile online and found it easy to navigate. I liked that I was able to meet with my mentor and have regular check-ins about how I was progressing with my portfolio. I felt really supported.
Undertaking QTLS has made me realise that I can be a confident and professional practitioner. Before achieving QTLS status I did not believe in myself, but I now undertake regular CPD and constantly want to improve my teaching practice for myself and my students.
Achieving QTLS status has allowed my confidence in my practice to grow. I feel more inspired to try new activities with my learners, and I believe that my students are more engaged in lessons and feeling more inspired.
I have been able to share my learnings with my faculty and colleagues. I have also been able to recognise my strengths and weaknesses as a teacher and where I need to improve.
I am going to regularly ask for feedback in my observations and undertake regular continued CPD to improve my knowledge and improve my practice as a teacher. I want to implement innovative and engaging activities into my practice to improve students’ understanding.
I would recommend completing the programme; I believe it offers so many opportunities and allows you to grow as a teacher, a professional and as an individual.
QTLS is a Professional Status recognised in the Education sector, which is gained after successfully completing a six-month period of Professional Formation. The programme enables you to show your progression and commitment to excellence within the Further Education and Training sector.QTLS registration