Qualified to teach or train?
The 2007 further education reforms introduced new professional standards, revised teaching qualifications and a process for attaining professional status for teachers, tutors and trainers in the further education and skills sector in England.
The resources in this section will help you evidence your existing skills and initial teacher/trainer qualifications (ITT) so that you start at the appropriate point in your professional development including working towards professional status: Associate or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (ATLS/QTLS) and are relevant for teachers, trainers and tutors in:
- Further education colleges
- Work based learning organisations
- Adult and community learning services
- Third Sector organisations with funded learning provision
Tariff of Qualifications (ITT)
The Tariff of Qualifications (ITT) is an interactive interactive database that shows the relationship between teaching/training qualifications gained before September 2007 and those introduced since the implementation of the 2007 FE teachers’ qualifications regulations. The Tariff also highlights additional information related to individual qualifications including changes to professional practice introduced over time to help you plan your continuous professional development (CPD).
Quality marked ITT qualifications
ITT qualifications contextualised to non-FE/learning and skills sector locations or workforces gaining the Standards Verified Quality Mark are recognised by the Institute for Learning for applicant registration. Details of the qualifications and institutions offering these are available on the current list of Quality Marked qualifications.
Evidencing personal literacy and numeracy skills
A mandatory element of attaining professional status is evidencing your literacy and numeracy skills to a minimum of level 2. View the lists of eligible literacy and numeracy qualifications to find yours.