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CPD and the Institute for Learning November 2008. M Level or Equivalent. Professional Formation. Teaching Qualification. Registration. Membership. Fellow. QTLS. ATLS. Member. Associate. Affiliate. For teachers who qualified pre - Sept 2007 Register with the Institute for Learning

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M Level or Equivalent

Professional Formation

Teaching Qualification









cpd and regulations
For teachers who qualified pre - Sept 2007

Register with the Institute for Learning

Demonstrate commitment to CPD

Choose whether or not to apply for A / QTLS

For teachers who qualified post - Sept 2007

Register with the IfL within 6 months of appointment

Complete PTLLS within 1 year

Complete Certificate or Diploma within 5 years

Achieve A / QTLS within 5 years of appointment

Demonstrate commitment to CPD

CPD and regulations
ifl definition of cpd
‘Continuing professional development means maintaining,

improving and broadening relevant subject knowledge

and skills in your subject specialism and your teaching so

that it has a positive impact on practice and the learner


IfL guidelines for CPD (2007)

IfL Definition of CPD
cpd that counts
Any activity undertaken for the purposes of updating

knowledge of the subject taught and developing

teaching/training skills…..

have you reflected on your learning from this activity?

has it made a difference to your practice?

has there been an impact on learners and others?

If so, you can count this towards your CPD and include it

as evidence in your CPD record

CPD that counts
a model for planning

Professional Knowledge

Curriculum Networks

Professional Knowledge

Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology

Teaching & Learning

Subject Specialism

Professional Body Membership

Professional Body Membership

Awarding Bodies

Support Agencies


Organisational Priorities

Self Assessment


Appraisal or Review

External Inspection


Policy Initiatives

External Networks


A model for planning

Dual Prof




a model for reflection

Step 1

Reflect on professional practice

Step 2

Analyse and identify development needs

Step 3

Create professional development plan

Step 4

Undertake professional development activities

Step 5

Complete professional development record

Step 6

Reflect on

impact on professional practice

Step 1

using the model as a prompt, reflect on your role, subject specialism and known priorities

Step 2

analyse your goals and needs using your personal reflection, reviews and appraisals

Step 3

using this analysis, create a structured professional development plan for the coming year

Step 4

carry out your planned activities and log outcomes and reflections on progress

Step 5

create your professional development record from the evidence in your log

Step 6

reflect on the impact of what you have achieved in your professional development record

A model for reflection


submitting cpd records
Declarations submitted online by 31 August every yearSubmitting CPD records

Member returns monitored for completion of CPD (September)

Some members are asked to produce evidence for a sample audit (October)

A report on the audit published (December)

Renewals of membership (April)


Numeracy &


Teaching & Learning



completion of an approved qualification (or equivalent) at a level appropriate to QTLS (level 5) or ATLS (level 3 or 4) status:

scanned certificates authenticated by the employer or direct notification from the awarding body

an account of the candidate’s ability to use effectively the skills and knowledge acquired through ITT:

could include, or be a mix of, a personal reflection, peer or learner observation from a suitable expert witness, observation of teaching and learning, micro teaching

an account of the candidate’s expertise in their subject:

could include, or be a mix of, a personal reflection on subject related skills or expertise, peer observation from a suitable expert witness, scanned copies of authenticated qualifications in the subject area

the endorsement of the completed application by a person deemed to satisfy the Institute’s criteria for supporting claims for professional formation:

a peer review of the complete application following the Institute’s template for supporting testimonies

numeracy and literacy skills at or above level 2:

scanned certificates authenticated by the employer, direct notification from the awarding body, other evidence such as numeracy or literacy skills within the teacher’s subject area

reflection on the impact of professional development on teaching practice, learners and communities of practice:

could include, or be a mix of, a personal reflection on the impact of CPD, peer review, learner observations, observation (OTL), collaborative working

an ILP detailing the actions the candidate will take to address the goals identified through self assessment:

could include, or be a mix of, a PDP within REfLECT, a scanned PDP, reference to the candidate’s reflective journal or professional development log

an individual analysis of the candidate’s learning needs and goals for next 12 months:

could include, or be a mix of, a personal reflection on teaching practice using REfLECT (or other reflective method), evidence of needs analysis coming from appraisal or review

a self-declaration of fitness to practice made against the Institute’s criteria set out in the Declaration of Suitability Statement:

a completed declaration of suitability statement

Declaration of Suitability





Professional Development Planning

Reflective Practice

challenges or opportunities
Developing an understanding of reflective practice and impact assessment:Challenges or opportunities?
  • advice on organisational support?
  • capacity building for peer support?
  • online guidance/use of Reflect?
  • case-study exemplars?
how to contact the institute
Frequently Asked Questions- Registration- CPD- Professional Formation- Employer FAQs

Membership team: 0844 815 3202 (option 1)

Email: enquiries@ifl.ac.uk

CPD team: 0844 815 3202 (option 2)

Email: cpd@ifl.ac.uk


Visit our website: www.ifl.ac.uk

How to contact the Institute

Visit www.ifl.ac.uk/ifl/faqs

Visit www.ifl.ac.uk/ifl/employerfaqs