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Promoting Quality in Teacher Education

Policy paper: International qualified teacher status (iQTS): inspection policy

21 November 2022

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a new international teaching qualification, international qualified teacher status (iQTS).

This document sets out:

  • DfE’s policy for the iQTS inspection regime
  • how inspections will be carried out
  • the inspections pilot
  • how DfE will appoint iQTS inspectorates

This document will be useful for iQTS providers and organisations considering applying to join the inspection pilot.

The full policy document on the IQTS inspection policy, and the criteria for providers, can be found via the links below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-qualified-teacher-status-iqts-inspection-policy

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-qualified-teacher-status-criteria-for-providers