Setting and promoting professional standards

The charity is responsible for the sector’s Professional Standards which provide a powerful common language for teachers and trainers, helping practitioners to continue to improve and develop their practice and subject knowledge throughout their careers. The Professional Standards provide a professional development framework for individuals, teams and organisations working across the sector.

The charity is responsible for the sector’s growing professional membership body called the Society for Education and Training (SET). It currently has over 15,000 members.

Through SET, the charity is the only organisation that can award Qualified Teacher Learner and Skills (QTLS) status including ensuring it is recognised as having parity with Qualified Teacher Status. Currently, 20,000 hold QTLS. The ETF has launched Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) which is a further badge of mastery for those teaching and training in the sector.