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Associate/Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (A/QTLS)

What is Professional Formation?

Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and Associate Teacher Learning and Skills (ATLS) are both professional statuses that you can gain by successfully completing professional formation.

Professional formation is a process that enables you to demonstrate the effective use of skills and knowledge in your professional practice that is required to achieve QTLS or ATLS status.

The Education and Training Foundation is the only organisation that confers QTLS and ATLS status following the transfer of IfL's legacy to it in October 2014.

ATLS is not currently on offer during this transition phase, but the ETF will be reviewing the case for making this opportunity available to members in due course.

There is more information about professional formation on the ETF website here .