Further Education Workforce Reforms
The government is committed to a qualified and professional workforce across the further education sector in England. To achieve this, important changes were introduced to the training and qualifications of all teachers, tutors, trainers, lecturers and instructors in September 2007. The reforms include:
- Revised teaching qualifications for new teachers and a professional status for all teachers in the FE sector in England.
- Continuing professional development requirements for all teachers
- Principals’ qualifications for all newly appointed principals of further education institutions (visit LSIS for more information)
From 1st September 2007 teachers entering the lifelong learning sector with qualified teacher status (QTS) for schools continue to be recognised as being qualified to teach in further education.
The regulations require teachers with QTS to gain the new professional status for the Lifelong Learning Sector, Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills
Guidance to the workforce reforms
Download here: Qualifications for teachers, tutors, trainers, lecturers and instructors in the FE sector in England or read below:
Dowload here: New professional standards for teacher/ tutor/ trainer education in the lifelong learning sector. Or read below:
If you are interested in the policy context to the reforms, please view the following documents:
Statutory Instrument 2007 No. 2264 (2007 Regulations)
These are the regulations for England that came into force on 1 September 2007. They cover FE teachers’ qualifications, FE Teachers’ CPD, and FE Principals’ Qualifications.
Statutory Instrument 2007 No.2116
Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 1209 (2001 Educational Reforms)
These are the regulations for England that came into force on 1 September 2001. They cover FE teachers.
For continuing professional development (CPD) and professional status queries, please contact the Institute for Learning (IfL) on 0844 815 3202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org