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Under the Education (Wales) Act 2014 the Education Workforce Council (EWC) was required to establish and maintain a Register of Education Practitioners in Wales. In accordance with the Education Workforce Council (Main Functions) (Wales) Regulations 2015, as amended, registration is a statutory requirement for:

Registered school teachers— if they currently work or intend to work as qualified (with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)) school teachers in a maintained school in Wales. They must be registered in the category of school teacher.

Note: school teachers who are required to completed the statutory Induction period in Wales and have not yet done so will be given ‘provisional’ registration status only (subject to meeting the suitability criteria).

Registered further education teachers—if they currently work or intend to work as further education teachers in further education institutions in Wales. They must be registered in the category of further education teacher.

School learning support workers— if they currently work or intend to work as learning support workers in maintained school in Wales. They must be registered in the category of school learning support worker

FE learning support workers— if they currently work or intend to work as learning support worker in further education institution in Wales. They must be registered in the category of further education learning support worker

Work based learning practitioner — if they are currently work or intend to work as a work based learning practitioner (e.g. trainer, assessor, learning deliverer, coach or mentor) for or on behalf of a work based learning provider. This also includes those practitioners who co-ordinate the delivery of

WBL such as: those involved in management / leadership roles; quality assurance staff.

Youth worker — if they are currently work or intend to work as a person who provides youth development services for or on behalf of a local authority, school, FE institution or voluntary organisation in Wales. This category of registration is subject to mandatory qualification requirements .

Youth support worker — if they are currently work or intend to work as a person who provides youth development services for or on behalf of a local authority, school, FE institution or voluntary organisation in Wales. This category of registration is subject to mandatory qualification requirements .

In accordance with these Regulations, employers have a legal obligation to ensure that their employees are registered with the Council prior to commencing work. This requirement applies to persons working on a full time, part-time (including hourly) or supply basis.

Guidance on the registration of:-

FE lecturers and FE learning support workers can be downloaded here .

School teachers and school learning support workers can be downloaded here .

Work based learning can be downloaded here .

Youth worker and Youth support worker can be downloaded here .

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