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Chartered Status

Chartered Status recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of highly accomplished teachers, offering a career pathway that is focused on developing and recognising high-quality classroom practice.

The Chartered College of Teaching is offering a new self-paced pathway to Chartered Teacher Status, enabling teachers to work towards Chartered Status by successfully completing four Chartered Teacher assessment units:

  1. Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice
  2. Development of Teaching Practice Award
  3. Certificate in Educational Research and Inquiry
  4. Professional Knowledge (Examinations) Award

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.

The Chartered College of Teaching is proud to be celebrating our fantastic profession and recognising teaching expertise with the formal accreditation of Chartered Status. Start your Chartered journey today.

Start your journey today

Chartered Status is recognition of evidence-informed, high-quality teaching practice, benefiting your school and the children and young people you teach.

You can work towards Chartered Status at a pace that best suits you.

Each assessment unit has been developed to enable you to showcase your expertise against our Chartered Teacher Professional Principles, aligned with your own needs and school context.

Upon completion of all assessment units and following a successful application, you will be conferred with Chartered Teacher Status, and as one of our celebrated Chartered Teachers, will be entitled to use the postnominals ‘CTeach’.

Chartered Status Units
Purchase Awards, Certificates and Registration for Chartered Status here.
Chartered Teacher Unit Resubmissions
if you need to purchase resubmission attempts for your award or certificate, you can get them here.

The pathway to Chartered Status

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

Each assessment unit is certified by the Chartered College of Teaching and will earn you credits towards Chartered Status.

Once you have completed all assessment units, you will complete a formal application for Chartered Status. Upon successful application, you will be awarded Chartered Teacher Status and conferred with the postnominals ‘CTeach’. You will have the opportunity to celebrate achieving Chartered Status at a formal graduation ceremony.

Path to Chartered Teacher status

Recognition of Prior Certificated Learning (RPCL):

This provides a means by which candidates may use previous relevant qualifications as credit towards achieving Chartered Teacher 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, up to a maximum of 30 chartership 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 Teacher 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 National Professional Qualifications (from 2021 onwards) as 20 credits towards any assessment unit / task of your choice.
  • 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).

We will regularly update our list of qualifications that are recognised for RPCL. 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.

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