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
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.
For FE institutions and private supply teaching agencies - The Guidance on the registration of FE lecturers and FE learning support workers (Colleges and Agencies) can be downloaded here .
For LAs, schools and private supply agencies – The Guidance on the registration of school teachers and school learning support workers can be downloaded here .