ITT Teacher training reforms

Legislation introduced in September 2007 reformed training, qualifications and continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers in the Further Education sector (colleges, adult education etc.)  in England.

These reforms included changes to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and had an influence on all those delivering learning within the lifelong learning sector, introducting PTLLs, DTLLS and CTLLS

The aim was to have a teaching workforce that is fully and appropriately qualified or working towards a qualification by 2010.

The reforms mean that since 1 September 2007 all new staff in colleges are obliged to:

* register with the Institute for Learning (IfL)

* gain the appropriate qualification or have their equivalent professional experience officially recognised.

* undertake at least 30 hours of CPD (Contimuning Professional Development) per year for full-time teachers and (a pro rata equivalent of at least six hours for part-time teachers)

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