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Youth and Youth Support Workers: Update Your Record

Youth and youth support workers, we recently contacted you to ask you to update your record on the Register. If you haven’t...

School Learning Support Staff in Wales Outnumber Teachers

New data published by the Education Workforce Council (EWC) has revealed that there are now more learning support staff than...

Pioneering New Approach to Initial Teacher Education in Wales Introduced

The first programmes of initial teacher education to be accredited by the Education Workforce Council’s (EWC) ITE...

Professor Andy Hargreaves to Take Centre Stage at EWC’s Professionally Speaking 2019

Prof. Andy Hargreaves will deliver the Education Workforce Council’s (EWC) fourth annual lecture, Professionally Speaking on...

EWC's Annual Fitness to Practise Report 2018-19 Published

Today we publish our first Fitness to Practise Annual Report. The report provides a summary of the fitness to practise...

EWC Code of Professional Conduct and Practice Comes Into Force

On 1 September 2019, the EWC’s revised Code of Professional Conduct and Practice came into force. The Code sets out the...

EWC Appoints New Chair of its Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Accreditation Board

The Education Workforce Council (EWC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Hazel Hagger as new Chair of its ITE...

EWC's Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19 Published

We recently published our Annual Report and Accounts for 2018-19.

Congratulations - QTS Certificates Issued to Newly Qualified School Teachers

The Education Workforce Council would like to congratulate all initial teacher training students who have achieved Qualified...

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Important information for registrants

Whichever registration group you belong to, you need to ensure that you have everything in place in order to practise for the new academic year.

We have provided an essential checklist to prepare you for returning to work following the summer break.

Are you registering for the first time?

  • You need to complete a registration form as soon as possible. Registration application forms are available via the website .

  • we try to process applications within three to five working days, but it can take longer at busy times of the year. Incomplete forms or missing documentation can mean that processing takes longer.

  • If you have not submitted your registration form for 2018/19 academic year you need to do so as a matter of urgency.

If you've already registered:

  • If you need to register in another or a new category, please contact us so we can send you the appropriate application form.

Once registered it is important to note:

  • there are seven registration categories. You may have to register in more than one category, whilst you only pay one fee you do need to ensure the correct category is shown on your record.

  • Please ensure your record is up to date by clicking the MyEWC link on the homepage or, you can contact the registration team directly by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 029 20460099.

  • If you are a Newly Qualified Teacher you cannot start your induction period in Wales without being registered with the EWC.

Important information for employers

It’s your responsibility to check that all your staff, especially new starters, are registered with us in the correct categories BEFORE they start work. You can do this online here and selecting the ‘Employer’ option.

If you haven’t already got employer access to the Register, please contact us directly (e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 029 2046 0099) to set up a log-in.

We are arranging visits to employers through the autumn. Our staff will be contact with you shortly.