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Chartered College of Teaching

The Chartered College of Teaching





The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teachers. We are working to celebrate, support and connect teachers to take pride in their profession and provide the best possible education for children and young people. We are dedicated to bridging the gap between practice and research and equipping teachers from the second they enter the classroom with the knowledge and confidence to make the best decisions for their pupils.

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Chartered College of Teaching Membership

As the professional body for teaching, the Chartered College is supporting teachers nationwide to deliver first-class teaching. By joining the College, you will receive a range of benefits including: 

You can also purchase a group membership for a number of staff, with additional discounts and benefits available. To find out more about how group membership can benefit staff retention and the delivery of excellent teaching, contact partnerships@chartered.college.


Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice

Strengthen your practice. Gain recognition for your expertise. 

Teachers and leaders wanting to develop their understanding of evidence-informed practice may be interested in the Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice from the Chartered College of Teaching. It’s a great way to strengthen practice, gain recognition for your expertise and connect with colleagues around the world.


Over three months, you will engage in learning around engaging with research evidence, explore educational myths and engage in reading and debates around topics from cognitive science to group work.


It’s completely online and self-paced, and assessments can be completed at any time, making it easy to fit around busy schedules. It’s certified by the Chartered College of Teaching and is also the first step on the journey to Chartered Status.

Chartered Status with credits offered for ECTs, mentors and NPQ participants 

The Chartered College of Teaching, the professional body for teaching, is providing new opportunities for teachers and leaders to be recognised for their expertise and gain formal accreditation with Chartered Status


With the new self-paced pathway to Chartered Status, teachers and leaders can work towards Chartered Status at a pace that best suits their timetable and professional needs.

The profession deserves to be supported to continuously develop high-quality classroom practice and celebrated for its accomplishments. 


All those completing the Early Career Framework, mentoring an Early Career Teacher or completing one of the new suite of National Professional Qualifications will be automatically eligible for credits towards Chartered Status.


Teachers and leaders have up to three years to complete four rigorous Chartered assessment units and apply for Chartered Status. Early Career Teachers, mentors and NPQ participants can even benefit from automatic exemption for part of the credits required to achieve Chartered Status.


Automatic exemption is available for part of the credits required to gain Chartered Status for ECTs, mentors, and NPQ participants.


We are also consulting on offering credits for those who have undertaken pre-2021 NPQs as well as other assessments and HEI qualifications taken by teachers. Look out for more news soon about this exciting development.


Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College, said:


“Our teachers and leaders must be supported to constantly develop. There need to be career-long opportunities to become informed and develop criticality. And the profession deserves to be recognised for this expertise. We know from those that have gained Chartered Status that it has made a real difference to their practice and has strengthened their confidence. I encourage you to find out more and start your Chartered journey.”


To find out more about Chartered Status and download a brochure, visit chartered.college/chartered-teacher/