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Code of Professional Conduct and Practice
Code of Professional Conduct and Practice

About the Code

The Education Workforce Council’s Code of Professional Conduct and Practice (‘the Code’) sets out the standards expected of those registered with us and is intended to support and guide their behaviours and judgements as professionals working in education and training roles in Wales. The latest version of the Code came into force on 1 September 2022 (updated in November 2023 to reflect the addition of new registration categories).

Registrants commit to upholding the five key principles of the Code:

  • Personal and Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Integrity
  • Collaborative Working
  • Professional Knowledge and Understanding
  • Professional Learning

Read the Code of Professional Conduct and Practice.

Supporting documents


Social media and the Code

In this short webinar, Director of Regulation, David Browne, talks us through the regulatory and registration role of the EWC, and offers advice to registrants around the safe use of social media.


We have produced posters that can be displayed at your setting:

Poster for staff room display
Poster for public display

Good practice guides

There is also a series of good practice guides, which support registrants to comply with the Code. They provide more advice for registrants in their day to day practice.

Our guide for parents provides information and advice to parents on the services we provide and helps them to play a more active role in their child's education.

Our guide for governors includes information and advice for governors about our services, and what they need to know about the Code.