School of Education

Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status

We are offering QTLS through the University of Greenwich in partnership with the Society for Education and Training (SET).

We are the first provider to offer this in partnership with the Society of Education and Training (SET) in London, and the third nationally.

This will provide an opportunity for our trainees, graduates and new students to work with us to gain QTLS status through the professional formation process.

We will provide guidance and support for participants:

  • Provide clear information in partnership with SET at a HEI briefing.
  • Peer observing participants in a partnership arrangement with the participant's employer.
  • Provide three face to face/ online workshops during the process to promote a community of practice and facilitate collaborative working between participants.
  • Provide a workshop to support supporters.

Am I eligible?

To undertake Professional Formation, leading to QTLS status, you must first apply to undertake the programme. To build a successful application you must evidence the following criteria:

  • Be an active member of the Society for Education and Training (SET)
  • Hold an eligible FE and Training teaching qualification at Level 5 or above
  • Hold an eligible level 2 maths qualification
  • Hold an eligible level 2 English qualification
  • Hold a level 3+ subject specific qualification
  • Hold a level 3+ qualification in subjects that you teach for 5 or more hours per week
  • Hold a level 2 or above SEND qualification (related to an FE setting) if you work in a SEND/SEMH setting/department
  • Be teaching/training groups of five or more post-14 learners in a Further Education and Training setting for a minimum of ten hours a week, throughout the Professional Formation programme
  • Have identified a suitable supporter

The eligibility criteria for the QTLS January 2024 cohort was updated and published in June 2023.

We will require details of your employer and supporter prior to starting the course. You will need to be a member of SET.

PDF of QTLS leaflet.