The Teachers’ Standards for iQTS that all trainees need to meet.

Applies to England


International qualified teacher status Teachers’ Standards

PDF, 208KB, 16 pages


This guidance is for all iQTS trainees.

It will also be useful for:

  • iQTS providers
  • mentors
  • school leaders

These standards will be used during the iQTS pilot year and may be subject to change, following the conclusion of the pilot in 2023.

The iQTS Teachers’ Standards define the minimum level of practice expected by trainees and teachers for the award of iQTS.

They are used to assess all trainees working towards iQTS, and adhere to the English Teachers’ Standards, with additional guidance for application in international contexts.

Published 15 November 2021