Recognising your expertise with formal accreditation. 

Chartered Status recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of highly accomplished teachers and school leaders, focusing on developing and recognising high-quality teaching and leadership practice.

The professional accreditation involves completing, at your own pace, a series of assessment units which build on individual practice, priorities and interests. The pathway to achieve Chartered Status improves the use of research and evidence to benefit teaching and drive school development. Gaining Chartered Status benefits an individual’s school and the children and young people they teach. Teachers and leaders who have achieved Chartered Status say they are more confident, use research and evidence to inform their approaches and are more effective in their role.

 

Over 90%

say studying towards Chartered Status improved their effectiveness as teachers or leaders.

 

 

 

Half of Chartered Status holders received a promotion or an enhanced role following the accreditation.

– Over 80% of Chartered Status holders say it has increased their confidence. 

90% say that Chartered Status has made them more effective teachers and leaders.

– Over 90% say Chartered Status has increased their use of evidence to benefit their leadership.

– Chartered Status supports greater collaboration, with 60% saying it has helped them provide leadership support to other schools or trusts.

 

Frequently asked questions

A Chartered Teacher is a Teacher who has received recognition for high-quality teaching, evidence-informed practice and school leadership through the Chartered College of Teaching. Chartered Status holders are pioneers whose insights and expertise are invaluable to the profession.

1. First, become a full member or Fellow – find out more about membership here.

2. Check you’re eligible, then register as a Chartered Status candidate

3. Successfully pass all assessment units

4. Apply for Award of Chartered Status

There are two pathways to Chartered Status:

1. Chartered Teacher Status – for practising teachers and middle leaders to deepen their evidence-informed practice.

"For me, being young and having completed this course, it's given me a real head start in my career as a Teacher and as a future leader." - Vanessa Hirani MCCT, CTeach. Watch Vanessa's full interview below.

2. Chartered Teacher (Leadership) Status – for school leaders with whole-school or cross-school responsibility to receive recognition for leadership roles.

"It's the most impactful training to develop my leadership skills. I honestly can't imagine a senior leader at any stage of their career, or any position in their school, not benefiting greatly from this professional learning." - Ben Wilcox MCCT, CTeach (Leadership)

Both routes recognise high-quality practice and require the same commitment to study. for more information please contact charteredteacher@chartered.college.

The pathway towards Chartered Status is self-paced, enabling you to complete four assessment units around your schedule.

1. Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice

2. Professional Knowledge Award 

3. Development of Teaching Practice Award

4. Certificate in Education Research and Inquiry

Once registered, you will have up to three years to complete the four Chartered assessment units and apply for Chartered Status.

Each unit is certified by the Chartered College of Teaching and will be accessed through our online platform, allowing you to work towards Chartered Teacher Status at a pace that best suits you.

You may choose to complete the assessment units in any order. We recommend you begin by completing the Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice as it will prepare you for the other units.

* Awarded the post-nominals ‘CTeach’.

* Issued with a formal certificate to recognise your achievement

* Added to the Register of Chartered Teachers

* Join a growing community of Chartered Teachers

* Attend a formal graduation ceremony

Recognition of Prior Certificated Learning provides a means by which candidates may use previous relevant qualifications and professional learning as credit towards achieving Chartered Status. You may be exempted from part or all of one or more of the assessment units that must be completed to achieve the 100 chartership credits required to receive Chartered Teacher Status or Chartered Teacher (Leadership) Status, up to a maximum of 30 credits in total. These qualifications will typically have to have been completed no more than three years prior to you registering to start your Chartered Status journey.

Qualifications that are recognised for RPCL:

- Completion of the Early Career Framework as providing exemption from the Multiple Choice Question Examination (10 credits)

- Mentoring an early career teacher through the Early Career Framework as providing exemption from the Objective Structured Teaching Exercise (10 credits).

- Completion of any of the new and reformed National Professional Qualifications (from 2021 onwards) as 20 credits towards any assessment unit / task of your choice.

- Completion of former National Professional Qualifications as providing exemption from the Written Examination (Leadership) (10 Credits)

- Teachers who successfully complete the School-Led Tutoring training and assessment as part of the National Tutoring Programme can receive exemption from the multiple choice question examination (10 credits).

- Completion of a Master's degree or Doctorate in Education from a University in the UK or Ireland, as exemption from Certificate in Education Research and Inquiry (20 Credits)

- Completion of a Master's degree or Doctorate in Educational Leadership from a University in the UK or Ireland, as exemption from Certificate in Education Research and Inquiry (Leadership) (20 Credits)

- Completion of NASENCo award as exemption from the Written Examination (10 credits)

Individuals with other Chartered Status accreditations (e.g. Chartered London Teacher, CGeog (Teacher), CSciTeach, CMathTeach) may be able to convert to Chartered Teacher Status using previous study, up to a total of 50 credits. Individuals will be required to register as a candidate, complete the Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice, plus one further assessment unit, and the formal application for Chartered Status.

For full details on exemptions, candidates should consult the Candidate Policy Handbook on MyPD or alternatively contact charteredteacher@chartered.college. We will regularly update our list of qualifications that are recognised for RPCL on our website. If you have completed a relevant qualification that includes a formal assessment element and which is not currently recognised, you may wish to ask the qualification provider to contact us.

Read full information on RPCL here

Your pathway

The pathway towards Chartered Status is self-paced, enabling you to complete four assessment units around your schedule.

Once registered, you will have up to three years to complete the four Chartered assessment units and apply for Chartered Status.

Each unit is certified by the Chartered College of Teaching and will be accessed through our online platform, allowing you to work towards Chartered Teacher Status at a pace that best suits you.

Have you completed a certified course recently? You may already have credits towards your Chartered status. Find out more in the frequently asked questions above.

 

 

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