The Education (School Teachers' Qualifications) (England) Regulations 2003

Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 2Qualified Teacher Status Requirements

PART 1

1.  In this Schedule –

EEA Agreement” means the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992(1) as adjusted by the Protocol signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993(2);

“the CNAA” means the Council for National Academic Awards;

“foreign institution” means any institution other than a United Kingdom institution;

“graduate teacher” means a person who has been granted an authorisation to teach in accordance with paragraphs 5 to 11 of Schedule 2 to the 1999 Regulations before 1st September 2002;

“recommending body” means the body that is the organiser of the training given or to be given to the person named in the recommendation;

“registered teacher” means a person who has been granted an authorisation to teach in accordance with paragraphs 12 to 18 of Schedule 2 to the 1999 Regulations before 1st September 2002;

“specified standards” means the standards applying as at the time of assessment specified by the Secretary of State as the standards required of a person who seeks to achieve qualified teacher status;

“Switzerland Agreement” means the Agreement between the European Community and its Member States of the one part and the Swiss Confederation of the other on the Free Movement of Persons signed at Luxembourg on 21st June 1999(3) and which came into force on 1st June 2002; and

“United Kingdom institution” means an institution established in the United Kingdom, other than one which is, or is affiliated to or forms part of, an institution whose principal establishment is outside the United Kingdom and includes the CNAA.

2.  The person is a qualified teacher by virtue of paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the 1999 Regulations.

3.  The person is a qualified teacher by virtue of regulations made in relation to Wales and from time to time in force under –

(a)section 132 of the Education Act 2002, or

(b)before any such Regulations are made, section 218(2) of the Education Reform Act 1988(4).

4.  The person has successfully completed a course of initial school teacher training at an educational institution in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

5.  The person is registered as a teacher of primary or secondary education with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

6.  The person has been awarded confirmation of recognition as a teacher in schools in Northern Ireland by the Department of Education, Northern Ireland Office, that confirmation not having been subsequently withdrawn.

7.  The person –

(a)holds a first degree or equivalent qualification granted by a United Kingdom institution or an equivalent degree or other qualification granted by a foreign institution;

(b)successfully completes a course of initial teacher training at an accredited institution in England;

(c)undertakes any period of practical teaching experience for the purposes of that course of initial teacher training wholly or mainly in a school, city college, academy, independent school or other institution (except a pupil referral unit) in England; and

(d)is assessed by the accredited institution as meeting the specified standards.

8.  The person is a person who as respects the profession of school teacher falls within Article 3 of Council Directive 89/48 EEC(5) on a general system for the recognition of higher-education diplomas awarded on completion of professional education and training of at least three years' duration, as extended by the EEA Agreement and as amended by the Switzerland Agreement.

9.  (1)  Where a person has been granted an authorisation to teach under Part II or III of Schedule 2 to the 1999 Regulations before 1st September 2002, the recommending body has submitted to the Council –

(a)a recommendation that the person should be awarded qualified teacher status; and

(b)a statement described in sub-paragraph (2).

(2) The statement states that the person –

(a)has been assessed by a competent person as meeting the specified standards;

(b)holds a first degree or equivalent qualification granted by a United Kingdom institution, or a qualification of an equivalent standard granted by an educational institution elsewhere; and

(c)satisfies one of the following requirements –

(i)he has successfully completed service as a graduate teacher or a registered teacher for the period of the authorisation and has successfully completed any training proposed in the recommendation for an authorisation;

(ii)he has completed not less than 3 months service as a graduate teacher or not less than one year’s service as a registered teacher and has made such progress during his period of service as a graduate teacher or a registered teacher that in the view of the recommending body he did not need, in the light of that progress, to complete that service for the period of authorisation before being assessed under paragraph (a); or

(iii)he has successfully completed a programme of professional training for teachers in any country outside the United Kingdom and which is recognised as such a programme of training by the competent authority in that country.

(3) In this paragraph a “competent person” means in a case where the recommending body is an accredited institution, that institution, and in any other case it means the person approved by the Teacher Training Agency for the purpose of carrying out the assessment referred to in paragraph (2)(a).

10.  (1)  The person –

(a)successfully completes a period of training on an employment-based teacher training scheme, and

(b)is assessed by or on behalf of the Teacher Training Agency as meeting the specified standards.

(2) A recommendation is submitted by or on behalf of the Teacher Training Agency to the Council that the person mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) should be awarded qualified teacher status.

(3) An “employment-based teacher training scheme” is a scheme established by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this paragraph whereby a person may undertake initial teacher training in order to obtain qualified teacher status while being employed to teach at a school, city college, Academy, independent school or other institution except a pupil referral unit.

(4) The Teacher Training Agency shall exercise the function of administering any employment-based teacher training scheme in accordance with any guidance given to them by the Secretary of State.

11.  (1)  The States of Guernsey Education Council has submitted to the Council a recommendation that the person should be awarded qualified teacher status and a statement that the person satisfies the requirements specified in sub-paragraph (2), (3) or (4).

(2) The person successfully completes two school years' full-time service or the equivalent period of part-time service as a teacher licensed by the States of Guernsey Education Council and the training specified in the licence.

(3) The person –

(a)successfully completes not less than one school year’s service as a teacher licensed by the States of Guernsey Education Council and the training specified in the licence;

(b)had attained the age of 24 years before the date of commencement of the licence; and

(c)before the date of commencement of the licence, had been employed for not less than two years as a teacher or a lecturer at an independent school (including a city college or Academy) or an institution or a university in the United Kingdom or as an Instructor or Education officer in the Armed Forces of the Crown or as an instructor under paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the 1993 Regulations or paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the 1999 Regulations or paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the 2003 Specified Work Regulations and was not dismissed on grounds other than redundancy.

(4) The person –

(a)successfully completes not less than one school term’s service as a licensed teacher and the training proposed in the recommendation for a licence;

(b)had, before the date of commencement of the licence, successfully completed either –

(i)a course of at least three years' duration of initial training for teachers in schools at an educational institution outside England and Wales, or

(ii)a first degree course and a postgraduate course of initial training for teachers in schools at such an institution (whether or not the same institution); and

(c)had been employed for not less than one year as a teacher or lecturer in a school, independent school (including city college or Academy), institution or university or other educational establishment either in England or Wales or elsewhere and was not dismissed on grounds other than redundancy.

12.  (1)  Before 1st September 2004 the recommending authority has submitted to the Council a recommendation that the person should be awarded qualified teacher status and a statement that –

(a)on the date of the recommendation he is employed as a teacher in an independent school;

(b)he has been assessed by the recommending authority as meeting the specified standards;

(c)before –

(i)1st January 1974 he obtained qualifications meeting the requirements of paragraph 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 or 20 of Part 2 of this Schedule, or

(ii)1st January 1974 he obtained a degree granted by a United Kingdom university or by the CNAA or by a foreign institution, or

(iii)1st September 1989 he obtained a degree granted by a United Kingdom university or by the CNAA or by a foreign institution in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, botany, zoology, physiology, biochemistry or geology; and

(d)he was employed as a teacher in an independent school at any time before 1st September 1989.

(2) In this paragraph – “recommending authority” means –

(a)in the case of a teacher who is not a head teacher or principal, the head teacher or principal of the independent school at which he is employed to teach, and

(b)in the case of a head teacher or principal, the chairman of the governing body of the school, or if none the proprietor of the school.

13.  (1)  Before 1st September 2004 the recommending authority has submitted to the Council a recommendation that a person should be awarded qualified teacher status and a statement that –

(a)on the date of the recommendation he is –

(i)employed as a teacher in a further education institution, or

(ii)an instructor in a school by virtue of paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the 2003 Specified Work Regulations;

(b)he has been assessed by the recommending authority as meeting the specified standards;

(c)before–

(i)1st January 1974 he obtained qualifications meeting the requirements of paragraph 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, or 20 of Part 2 of this Schedule;

(ii)1st January 1974 he obtained a degree granted by a United Kingdom university or by the CNAA or by a foreign institution; or

(iii)1st September 1989 he obtained a degree granted by a United Kingdom university or by the CNAA or by a foreign institution in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, botany, zoology, physiology, biochemistry or geology;

(d)he was employed as a teacher in a further education institution at any time before 1st September 1989;

(e)he holds a Certificate in Education or a Post-graduate Certificate in Education; and

(f)in the opinion of the recommending authority, he has sufficient teaching experience to be able to teach pupils aged from 14 years to 19 years.

(2) In this paragraph – “recommending authority” means –

(a)in the case of a teacher who is not a head teacher or principal, the head teacher or principal of the further education institution at which the person is employed to teach; and

(b)in the case of a head teacher or principal, the chairman of the governing body.

PART 2

Art

14.  (1)  The requirements of this paragraph are that the person –

(a)obtained before 1st January 1965 the qualification of –

(i)London University Diploma in Fine Art (Slade School),

(ii)Diploma of Associateship of the Royal College of Art (ARCA) or Master of Art of the Royal College of Art (M Art (RCA)),

(iii)Diploma of Designer of the Royal College of Art (Des RCA) or Certificate of Designer of the Royal College of Art (Cert Des RCA) or Master of Design of the Royal College of Art (M Des (RCA)),

(iv)Certificate of the Royal Academy Schools awarded on the successful completion of the course at the Academy, or

(v)Diploma in Art and Design awarded by the National Council for Diplomas in Art and Design; or

(b)obtained a qualification specified in (i) to (v) of paragraph (a) on or after 1st January 1965, and before he obtained that qualification he had attained the minimum education qualifications required for entrance to a recognised college of education.

Handicraft

15.  The requirements of this paragraph are that the person obtained the City and Guilds of London Institute Teacher’s Certificate in Handicraft before 1st January 1961.

Music

16.  The requirements of this paragraph are that the person –

(a)obtained the qualification of –

(i)Birmingham School of Music’s Graduate Diploma (GBSM),

(ii)Guildhall School of Music’s Graduate Diploma (GGSM),

(iii)London College of Music’s Graduate Diploma (GLCM),

(iv)Northern School of Music’s Graduate Diploma (GNSM),

(v)Royal College of Music’s Degree of Master in Music (M Mus, RCM),

(vi)Royal College of Organists' Fellowship Diploma (FRCO),

(vii)Royal Manchester College of Music’s Graduate Diploma (GRSM (Manchester)),

(viii)Royal Schools of Music’s Graduate Diploma (GRSM), or

(ix)Trinity College of Music’s Graduate Diploma (GTCL); or

(b)obtained before 1st January 1964 the qualification of –

(i)Birmingham School of Music’s Diploma awarded on the successful completion of the two year teacher training course for the Associateship of the Birmingham School of Music (ABSM) (TTD), or the Diploma of Associateship of the Birmingham School of Music (ABSM) (Teacher) of any instrument or the voice awarded on the successful completion of the three year full-time course or a period of part-time study,

(ii)The London School of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Liphook’s Teaching Certificate awarded on the successful completion of the three year course ending on or before 31st December 1955,

(iii)The Dalcroze Society (Incorporated) Training Centre’s Certificate awarded on the successful completion of the three year course ending in 1954 or 1955,

(iv)The Dalcroze Society (Incorporated) London School of Eurhythmics’s Certificate awarded on the successful completion of the three year course ending on or after 1st January 1956,

(v)Dartington College and Arts Centre’s Diploma of Music Education for Schools,

(vi)Associateship of the Guildhall School of Music (AGSM) or Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music (LGSM) with special Teacher’s Diploma (Music) or AGSM or LGSM Teacher’s Diploma (instrumental or otherwise) or AGSM or LGSM Aural Training and Musical Appreciation or AGSM or LGSM Class Singing and Voice Training,

(vii)Huddersfield College of Technology’s Diploma in Music,

(viii)Licentiate of the London College of Music Teacher’s Diploma (LLCM (TD)) in an instrument, or the voice or (if obtained not later than 31st December 1960) in School Music or LLCM in School Music,

(ix)Northern School of Music’s Associate Diploma of Music Education,

(x)Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) Teacher’s Diploma (instrumental or otherwise) or LRAM Aural Training or LRAM Voice Culture and Class Singing,

(xi)Associateship of the Royal College of Music (ARCM) Teacher’s Diploma (instrumental or otherwise),

(xii)Associateship of the Royal Manchester College of Music (ARMCM) or ARMCM (School Music),

(xiii)Trinity College of Music’s Licentiate Teacher’s Diploma, Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL) (instrumental or otherwise) or Fellowship, FTCL or Diploma of Music Education for Schools (LTCL Mus Ed),

(xiv)The Diploma in Music of any College of the University of Wales, or

(xv)Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) or Royal Schools of Music’s Teacher’s Diploma (instrumental or otherwise);

and before he had obtained the qualification referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) he had attained the minimum educational qualifications required for entrance to a recognised college of education.

Needlecraft and Domestic Subjects

17.  The requirements of this paragraph are that the person obtained the qualification of –

(a)two certificates in different needlecraft subjects of the City and Guilds of London Institute, one of which must be a Teacher’s Certificate;

(b)Technical Teachers' Certificate of the City and Guilds of London Institute awarded from 1955 to 1964 and two Certificates of the Institute in different needlecraft subjects, one of which must be an advanced certificate; or

(c)Domestic Subjects (Further Education) Teacher’s Certificate of the City and Guilds of London Institute awarded from 1956 to 1970, together with –

(i)two Certificates of the Institute in different needlecraft subjects, one of which must be an advanced certificate, or

(ii)the Institute’s Certificate in Advanced Domestic Cookery and the Institute’s Certificate in Housecraft or Home Management.

Science Subjects

18.  The requirements of this paragraph are that the person obtained the qualification of –

(a)Associateship of the Royal College of Science (London),

(b)Membership or Associate Membership of the Institute of Physics including Associateship or Graduateship of the Institute obtained before 1st March 1971,

(c)Associateship or Graduateship of the Royal Institute of Chemistry, or

(d)Membership of the Institute of Biology.

Speech and Drama

19.  The requirements of this paragraph are that the person obtained the qualification of –

(a)Teaching Diploma awarded on successful completion of the three year course at the Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art (later the Central School of Speech and Drama),

(b)Teaching Diploma in Speech and Drama awarded on successful completion of the three year course at the Royal Academy of Music,

(c)Teaching Diploma in Speech and Drama awarded on successful completion of the three year course at the New College of Speech and Drama,

(d)Associateship of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (AGSM) Teacher’s Diploma in Speech and Drama awarded on successful completion of the three year course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before 1st January 1960,

(e)Diploma awarded on successful completion of the three year course in Speech and Drama conducted by the Rose Bruford Training College of Speech and Drama (later Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama),

(f)Teacher’s Certificate awarded on successful completion of the three year full-time course of training in Speech and Drama conducted by the Northern School of Music until 1968,

(g)Diploma awarded in 1969 on the successful completion of the three year full-time course of training for teachers of Speech and Drama at the Manchester College of Art and Design, or

(h)Diploma awarded from 1970 on the successful completion of the three year full-time course of training for teachers of Speech and Drama at Manchester Polytechnic,

and before he obtained a qualification referred to in paragraphs (a) to (h) he had attained the minimum education qualifications required for entrance to a recognised college of education.

Other Qualifications

20.  The requirements of this paragraph are that the person obtained the qualification of –

(a)Higher National Diploma,

(b)Higher National Certificate,

(c)Diploma in Technology awarded by the National Council for Technological Awards or the CNAA, or

(d)National Froebel Union or Foundation’s Certificate A awarded on successful completion of a three year course.

21.  In this Part “the minimum educational qualifications required for entrance to a recognised college of education” means a minimum of five General Certificate of Education ordinary level qualifications, or the equivalent.

(1)

Cm. 2073.

(2)

Cm. 2183.

(3)

Cm. 4904.

(5)

OJ No. L19, 24.1.89, p.16.