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Qualified Teacher and Learing Skills (QTLS)


What is Professional Formation?

Professional Formation is the post qualification process by which a teacher is able to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) or Associate Teacher Learning and Skills (ATLS) by demonstrating through professional practice:

  • the ability to use effectively the skills and knowledge gained whilst training to be a teacher 
  • the capacity to meet the occupational standards required of a teacher.


There is detailed information about Professional Formation on the IfL website:

Here is another useful link about gaining QTLS:  Gaining QTLS 

Professional Formation Support Pack

Support pack