December 8th, 2015

Professional Standards for Further Education

The Education and Training Foundation published a set of professional standards for Further Education Teachers in May 2014

The Professional Standards for the further education and training sector were published in May 2014 by The Education and Training Foundation and underpin all teaching support and development work.Please download the professional standards here.

I recommend you keep these standards to hand and they are well worth incorporating into team meetings. These standards will be covered in the staff development training event to be held on the 17th December 2015. There is also a short self assessment tool here which can further inform your development.

Please watch this short clip about the professional standards

You can also download guidance on the Professional Standards here.

The Education and Training Foundation have developed a workbook for teaching staff, which shows how the standards can be used in different contexts and gives practitioners a way of assessing their own use of the standards and planning improvements to their practice. Please click this link to download the Self-Development Professional Standards workbook.

The 2014 Professional Standards:

  • set out clear expectations of effective practice in education and training;
  • enable teachers and trainers to identify areas for their own professional development;
  • support initial teacher education; and,
  • provide a national reference point that organisations can use to support the development of their staff