Chartered College of Teaching

What type of membership is best for you?

Answer a few quick questions to find out which membership category you're eligible for.

Question 1: Are you professionally engaged in teaching, either in a school, an early years setting, or a further education setting, with students from 0-19 years old?

Why are we asking this question?
Certain categories of membership are only available to professional teaching staff, while other categories may be better suited to those who are not currently working in teaching roles.
What should I pick if I am a teacher, but not currently employed?
If you are looking for a role or expecting to start one soon, click yes. If you're not expecting to return to work in the next 12 months, click no.
I work as a teaching assistant, but I'm not a qualified teacher. Should I click yes or no?
Yes - this question covers anyone working in these settings with students aged 0-19.
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