We are seeking views on proposals for a new international teaching qualification.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The Department for Education (DfE) has developed proposals for a new international teaching qualification, International Qualified Teacher Status (iQTS).

DfE will use your responses to ensure this qualification gives teachers the opportunity to:

  • train to high-quality, English standards worldwide
  • provide more opportunities for English teacher training providers to expand into the international teacher training market

This new qualification, based on English standards and training methods, will seek to:

  • provide new and growing opportunities for English-style teacher training overseas
  • meet global demand for high-quality education for teachers

DfE welcomes your views and supporting evidence in response to this consultation.

Published 6 February 2021