We are in a major period of change in 'Teacher Education and Development', with a new set of national standards, a freshly validated and externally endorsed series of Initial Teacher Education awards, and new regulations for teaching qualifications and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Instructions on how to access the Professional Formation proforma in REfLECT.
Code of Professional Practice (PDF 300k)
Professional Formation Overview (PDF 180k)
This leaflet provides an overview of the professional formation process for
those thinking about aiming for Q/ATLS status
Professional Formation Briefing paper for stakeholders (PDF 80k)
This briefing document provides information on the professional formation process for gaining Q/ATLS for partner organisations and learning providers.
Professional Formation Support Pack (PDF 385k)
A resource designed to support members in successful completion of professional formation to achieve Q/ATLS status.
Mapping the evidence requirements for professional formation to the overarching national occupational standards for initial
teacher training developed by Lifelong Learning UK and used by Standards Verification UK in the endorsement of teacher training
programmes. This map is provided as a guide for teachers when gathering evidence for their professional formation account.
The Tariff of Initial Teacher Training Qualifications (SVUK), equates ITT qualifications available in England prior to September 2007 with the new teaching and training qualifications which have since been introduced.
Guidelines on CPD (IfL) (PDF 4.6 mb)
This new Department brings
together functions from two former departments. The Science and innovation
responsibilities from the Department of Trade and Industry, and further and
higher education from the Department for Education and Skills make up BIS.
Their website is at: http://www.bis.gov.uk/
The other part of what used to be the Department for Education and
Skills, which is responsible for education and children’s services.
Department web site is at http://www.education.gov.uk/
for Learning (IfL) is the professional body for teachers, trainers, tutors,
student teachers and assessors in the learning and skills sector. They are the
organisation which confers the new
professional status through Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and
Associate Teacher Learning and Skills (ATLS). Under regulations which came into
force in September 2007, all teaching practitioners in the Lifelong Learning
sector are required to register as members of IfL, undertake CPD each year and
abide by the IfL
Code of Professional Practice
(pdf). The regulations are supported by contractual requirements for
LSC-funded provision, thus extending to cover teachers throughout the
wider further education and skills sector. Teachers new to the sector
from September 2007 are required to become licensed practitioners,
which in simple terms means gaining Qualified Teacher Learning and
Skills (QTLS) or Associate Teacher Learning and Skills (ATLS) status.
Although not mandatory for them, existing teachers are also encouraged
to become licensed practitioners, as this will become the benchmark for
The IfL website is at http://www.ifl.ac.uk/home
LLUK Units of Assessment
In order to design, and gain approval for awards in the new system, they are required to address Units of Assessment, which have been produced to provide a curriculum framework for programme designers and awarding bodies. The current units can be accessed below.
THE BATH SPA UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND APPROVED USING THE RELEVANT UNITS OF ASSESSMENT
The new Ofsted brings
together the wide experience of four inspectorates to make a greater difference
for every child, and for all young people and adult learners, in England. Their
educational, economic and social well-being will promote our success as a
The OfSTED website is at: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/