Why should I join the Chartered College of Teaching?

We support over 40,000 members in the UK and worldwide. Chartered College of Teaching membership gives you the knowledge and confidence to make the best decisions for your pupils, from just £1.96 a month. (Price as of 1st April 2021)

What does membership do for me and my school?

– Support school improvement and outcomes for pupils by engaging with the latest research on pedagogy

– Improve teaching and learning through enhanced CPD 

– Reduce workload by learning from experts and sharing good practice with colleagues

– Raise the status of the profession by recognising the excellent practice and innovation which help pupils succeed

What type of membership is best for you?

Student Membership

Eligibility:

Open to those enrolled on a course or programme of teacher training. ‘A course or programme of teacher training’ includes: those taking part in a School Direct programme, Teach First participants in the first year of the programme, and those studying in full-time education for a degree in education or on a postgraduate programme related to education.

FREE to join

Why join?

We will help with what matters most. 

– How to make the most of your training

– How the education system works

– How schools work

– How to be the best teacher: in your classroom, for your pupils and in your subject

– Where you can access support

– What to expect on placement

– How to make the most of placements

– Supporting in writing assignments and gather evidence for your portfolio

– How to stand out when applying for a job

Benefits

We’ll help you feel:

– Welcome at the beginning of your career

– Confident in your daily work and part of your new profession

– Supported by a group of members who have spent their careers working in education

– Guided to make the best decisions for your students

– Connected to shaping the future of your profession

Features

We’ll support you with:

– Online copies of our peer-reviewed journal, Impact

– Access to our Early Career Hub, an indispensable resource packed with accessible articles, interactive content and high-quality classroom footage

– Invites to exclusive webinars and events

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NQT Membership

Eligibility:

For Newly Qualified Teachers employed to teach children or young people aged 0-19 years in an early years, primary, secondary, further education or specialist setting.

£1.96 monthly
(From the 1st of April 2021)

Why join?

We will help with what matters most. 

– What to expect in your NQT year

How to get the most out of your mentor

– How to be the best teacher: in your classroom, for your pupils and in my subject

– How to manage your workload

– How to access quality resources

– How to keep on top of your subject area

– How to manage challenging behaviour

– How to meet the parents

Benefits

We’ll help you feel:

– Recognised within your school for classroom practice which makes a difference

– Valued and trusted by the school community as an expert, a professional

– Listened to by decision-makers in school and in government 

– Celebrated by a society that understands the vital role you play

– Contributing to shaping the future of your profession

– Delivering the best education for your pupils

Features

We’ll give you:

– Termly print copies of our peer-reviewed journal, Impact

– Access to our Early Career Hub and MyCollege, an indispensable resource packed with accessible articles, interactive content and high-quality classroom footage

– Invites to exclusive webinars and events 

– Awarded the post-nominal letters MCCT to recognise your professional status and a certificate certifying

– Ability to stand and vote in our annual elections

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As a fully qualified teacher you qualify for both Full Membership (MCCT) and Fellowship(FCCT), read more below to figure out what’s right for you.

Full Member (MCCT)

£3.96 monthly (As of April 1st 2021)

Features included with your membership:

– Use of post-nominals MCCT after your name

– Print copies of our termly award-winning journal Impact

– Access to our Early Career Hub and MyCollege, an indispensable resource packed with accessible articles, interactive content and high-quality classroom footage.

– Invites to exclusive webinars and events.

– Ability to stand and vote in our annual elections and contribute to shaping the future of the profession.

Eligibility:

For teachers employed to teach children or young people aged 0-19 years in an early years, primary, secondary, further education or specialist setting.*

Fellowship (FCCT)

You must receive a nomination to become a Fellow (£89 annually – As of April 1st 2021)

Features included with your membership:

– Use of post-nominals FCCT after your name

– Invitation to our annual Fellowship event

– Print copies of our termly award-winning journal Impact

– Access to our Early Career Hub and MyCollege, an indispensable resource packed with accessible articles, interactive content and high-quality classroom footage.

– Invitations to Fellows-only roundtables and APPG (all-party-parliamentary group) for the Teaching profession in Westminster, giving the opportunity to influence and engage with education policy by joining themed discussions and have your voice heard by those making decisions/recommendations at a system level.

– Ability to stand and vote in our annual elections and contribute to shaping the future of the profession.

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Fellowship (FCCT)

You must receive a nomination to become a Fellow (£89 annually – As of April 1st 2021)

Features included with your membership:

– Use of post-nominals FCCT after your name

– Invitation to our annual Fellowship event

– Print copies of our termly award-winning journal Impact

– Access to our Early Career Hub and MyCollege, an indispensable resource packed with accessible articles, interactive content and high-quality classroom footage.

– Invitations to Fellows-only roundtables and APPG (all-party-parliamentary group) for the Teaching profession in Westminster, giving the opportunity to influence and engage with education policy by joining themed discussions and have your voice heard by those making decisions/recommendations at a system level.

– Ability to stand and vote in our annual elections and contribute to shaping the future of the profession.

Find out about our application process:

Eligibility:

Be a Member or Affiliate of the Chartered College (or be eligible to join either of these categories of membership)
– Have been peer-nominated for Fellowship.

The Nominator will need to declare that they:
– are a Member or Affiliate of the Chartered College of Teaching, or eligible to join either of these categories of membership
– Have at least ten years’ experience in teaching 0-19 year olds
– Have made a significant contribution to the teaching profession and are able to demonstrate that in your teaching career you:
– critically evaluate and reflect on your own practice
– commit to engaging in relevant, career-long professional learning
– express collegiality by supporting, and learning from others
– adhere to high standards of professionalism
engage critically with research and evidence.

2021/2022 nomination dates:

1. 4th June 2021
2. 29th October 2021
3. 3rd January 2022
4. 28th February 2022

Download our support documents:

Fellowship information and support
– Fellowship exemplar application
– Book a phone call with our Head of Membership below to discuss your application


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International Affiliates

To join as an International Affiliate, you will need to have completed your teacher training, or be a member of staff working alongside teachers and leaders in an early years setting, school, college or higher education institution (HEI), outside of the areas listed below: the United Kingdom, Ireland, a crown dependency or a British Overseas Territory, a Services education setting.

£4.92 monthly
(From 1st April 2021)

Why join?

– Award-winning publications, online courses, CPD packs and guides to engage with the latest research
– Access to the world’s largest education and research database
– Invites to networks, webinars and exclusive events
– Opportunities to shape the profession and policy through consultations and roundtables

Eligibility

– To join as an International Affiliate, you will need to have completed your teacher training, or be a member of staff working alongside teachers and leaders in an early years setting, school, college of higher education institution (HEI), outside of the areas listed below:
– the United Kingdom, Ireland, a crown dependency or a British Overseas Territory, a Services education setting

Features

– Automatically renews each year
– Receives a membership certficate and print copies of Impact

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Professional Affiliate

For those currently working alongside teachers in early years, primary, secondary, further education and specialist settings, or working in higher education or not-for-profit organisations.

£3.96 monthly
(As of April 1st 2021)

Why join?

– Award-winning publications, online courses, CPD packs and guides to engage with the latest research
– Access to the world’s largest education and research database
– Invites to networks, webinars and exclusive events
– Opportunities to shape the profession and policy through consultations and roundtables

Eligibility

– For those working alongside teachers in early years, primary, secondary, further education and specialist settings, or working in Higher Education
– Worked or trained in UK or Ireland*

Features

– Print copies of our termly award-winning journal Impact

– Access to our Early Career Hub and MyCollege, an indispensable resource packed with accessible articles, interactive content and high-quality classroom footage.

– Invites to exclusive webinars and events.

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The Profession

Group membership offers individuals opportunities to lead their own development based on their needs: and provides tools to deliver whole-school CPD. Schools can purchase memberships for groups of their staff as a sign of commitment to their staff’s professional development needs. It is also an opportunity for schools to invest in high-quality, evidence-informed professional development tailored for individuals and schools to take part in.

Group Membership

Features included with your membership:

– Award-winning publications, online courses, CPD packs and guides to engage with the latest research
– Access to the world’s largest education and research database
– Awarded letters MCCT after your name to recognise your professional status
– Invites to networks, webinars and exclusive events
– Opportunities to shape the profession and policy through consultations and roundtables

Appropriate Bodies

Features included with your membership:

– Award-winning publications, online courses, CPD packs and guides to engage with the latest research
– Access to the world’s largest education and research database
– Awarded letters MCCT after your name to recognise your professional status
– Invites to networks, webinars and exclusive events
– Opportunities to shape the profession and policy through consultations and roundtables

Find out how Group Membership can support your school:

Make an enquiry:

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