Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Don't miss 31 March FE tutors' registration deadline

Save £30 by registering before end March on the government-required Institute for Learning (IfL) register. Read more about it on my 15 January blog, and/or see the links I give on the right here under 'Gov't Now Requires...'

It's all about improving the quality and standards of teaching in the over 16's sector -- you've got to be registered for any teaching that gets public funding. You can still register after 31 March, but then there will be a fee of £30. As writing-type teachers, even if not currently teaching, we can be associates, so go ahead now -- why spend if you don't have to!

Meanwhile spring/summer teaching is shaping up, my trip to Nepal and India still swirls in my mind and soul and my duties call as new editor of The Brief, newsletter of the British Haiku Society.

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Thank you very much for reminding FE teachers that they are required to register with the Institute for Learning (IfL) by 31 March 2008.

The government will, however, continue to meet the full cost of online registration for teachers in LSC-funded institutions, who will not be asked to pay when registering, even after 31 March 2008.

The regulations require all FE college teachers, trainers and tutors to register as members of IfL by 31 March 2008, to demonstrate that they maintain their teaching professionalism. Teachers at all other LSC-funded providers across the learning and skills sector – including adult and community learning providers, work-based learning providers and prisons - will need to register by 30 September 2008.

Teachers new to the sector from September 2007 need to register within six months of starting to teach, and will have to become licensed practitioners.

The regulations, which came into force on 1 September 2007 and form part of the Government's wider FE workforce reforms, also require teachers to undertake at least 30 hours' continuing professional development (CPD) each year and abide by a code of professional practice.

Membership of IfL offers teachers the opportunity to exercise their voice, develop a professional identity and gain support for their professional development.

Please visit the IfL website at www.ifl.ac.uk for further information, or call 0844 815 3202.