The Society for Education and Training’s (SET) members have until the end of September to register for the next cohort undertaking Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status in October 2019.
SET, the membership body dedicated to professionals working across further education, vocational teaching and training, is inviting members to apply during the current registration window. With more organisations requiring QTLS as part of their job criteria, SET is expecting to see another steady increase in uptake over the next year.
More than 22,000 practitioners already hold this nationally-recognised status, enabling them to develop and demonstrate their skills and knowledge through practice, and helping them to drive up professional standards in the sector.
Registrations for the next QTLS cohort close on 30 September 2019, with participants gaining access to their online workbooks in October, to be completed over the following six months. SET offers continuous support to all those undertaking the badge of professionalism through local network group events, webinars, live webchats, and a dedicated Facebook group page with an online community of more than 900 members.
QTLS is a nationally-recognised status which SET members can gain by successfully completing a “professional formation” process, enabling practitioners to develop and demonstrate skills and knowledge through their practice.
Achieving QTLS signals to employers and colleagues a commitment to excellence, brings additional impact to teaching, and provides a rich developmental opportunity that enables practitioners to show progression and to work collaboratively with colleagues.
Underpinned by the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers, QTLS helps professionals to critically reflect on the difference the process has had on their practice and learners. As part of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), SET is the only organisation which can confer this badge of professionalism, allowing teachers and trainers to gain the professional recognition they deserve. Recent statistics reveal that 88 per cent of successful applicants say that QTLS has had a positive impact on their practice.
QTLS is aimed at:
Additionally, it sets you on the pathway to Advanced Teacher Status (ATS), which recognises mastery level expertise for experienced teachers and trainers.
“We encourage all teachers and trainers in the Further Education sector looking to improve their practice, to undertake QTLS so they can gain deserved national recognition and help improve their career prospects.
“This current registration window open until 30 September promises to be very popular. Working towards QTLS provides an exciting development opportunity for teachers and trainers and we look forward to supporting our members to gain this badge of professionalism.”
“Gaining QTLS has significantly and positively impacted on my students. I have also kept up to date with new technologies in the classroom, increasing learner engagement and motivation. This is evident in the students’ grades that have been achieved since.”
“QTLS is a fantastic way to unlock and improve your teaching practice and it is a great industry-recognised professional status. It will enhance your reputation and career prospects as well as demonstrate to your learners your continued dedication to improving teaching and learning.”
Following the September registration window closing on 30 September 2019, those interested in undertaking QTLS can express their interest for the next cohort which will start in January 2020.
Find out how to register on the SET website.