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These Regulations may be cited as the Further Education Teachers' Qualifications (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 and come into force on 30th September 2012.

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Specified date: 30 September 2012: see above.

Amendment of the Further Education Teachers' Qualifications (England) Regulations 2007

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Amendment of the Further Education Teachers' Qualifications (England) Regulations 20072

The Further Education Teachers' Qualifications (England) Regulations 2007 are amended as follows.

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Specified date: 30 September 2012: see reg 1.

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(1)    In regulation 2(1), omit the following definitions—

(a)    “ATLS status”;

(b)    “IfL”; and

(c)    “QTLS status”.

(2)    In regulation 2(2)(c), for “IfL”, substitute “the Secretary of State”.

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Initial Commencement
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Specified date: 30 September 2012: see reg 1.

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For regulations 5 and 6, substitute—

“Teachers in full teaching roles to hold appropriate qualifications5

(1)    Subject to the following paragraphs, no person may be employed in a full teaching role unless that person—

(a)    holds the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector at Level 5 or above approved by the Secretary of State, or its equivalent; and

(b)    holds a specialist's subject qualification approved by the Secretary of State, where the Secretary of State has decided that such a qualification is necessary, or its equivalent.

(2)    A person who holds QTS and has satisfactorily completed an induction period in a further education institution may be employed in a full teaching role.

(3)    A person who does not comply with paragraph (1) or (2) may be employed in a full teaching role for a period not exceeding 5 years.

Teachers in associate teaching roles to hold appropriate qualifications6

(1)    Subject to the following paragraphs, no person may be employed in an associate teaching role unless that person—

(a)    holds a Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector at Level 3 or 4 approved by the Secretary of State or its equivalent; and

(b)    holds a specialist's subject qualification approved by the Secretary of State, where the Secretary of State has decided that such a qualification is necessary, or its equivalent.

(2)    A person who holds QTS and who has satisfactorily completed an induction period in a further education institution may be employed in an associate teaching role.

(3)    A person who does not comply with paragraph (1) or (2) may be employed in an associate teaching role for a period not exceeding 5 years.”.

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Initial Commencement
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Specified date: 30 September 2012: see reg 1.

Signature

John Hayes

Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

20th August 2012

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Further Education Teachers' Qualifications (England) Regulations 2007. Regulation 1 removes the definitions of “IfL”, “ATLS status” and “QTLS status” which has the effect of revoking the regulatory requirements for individuals to register with the Institute for Learning and other related requirements that depend on mandatory IfL registration. In particular, this will remove the requirement for teachers in full teaching roles to complete a process of professional formation to the satisfaction of the IfL and hold QTLS status; and for teachers in associate teaching roles to complete a process of professional formation to the satisfaction of the IfL.

An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen. The Explanatory Memorandum is published alongside these Regulations on www.legislation.gov.uk.