We are the largest regulator in Wales, having over 80,000 education professionals on our Register. In a world first, Wales has now brought the diverse groups that make up the education workforce, school and FE teachers and support staff, youth workers and work-based learning practitioners, into one professional body.
Read more about the benefits of registration with us.
Who needs to register?
We have seven registration categories. You may have to register in more than one category, depending on the work you do or intend to do, and some specific criteria. You only have to pay one fee.
School teacher - if you hold qualified teacher status (QTS) and work in a maintained school or non-maintained special school. Please note you may also need to complete a statutory Induction period in order to be registered in this category. Until you have completed Induction you will be provisionally registered. Find out more on our Induction pages.
School support worker- if you support learning in a maintained school or non-maintained special school
Further education teacher – if you work as a teacher or lecturer in a FE college
Further education support worker – if you support learning in a FE college
Youth worker – if you provide 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 you provide 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.
Work-based learning practitioner – if you work as a trainer, assessor, tutor, coach or mentor, for or on behalf of a work based learning provider. Those who hold management / leadership roles and quality assurance staff also need to register.
Qualified outside Wales?
The EWC follows the European Directive in recognising overseas qualifications. Read more information for those qualified outside of Wales.
More information about returning to practice can be found on this page.
You can return your application by post to:
Qualifications and Registration
Education Workforce Council,
9th Floor, Eastgate House,
35-43 Newport Road,
Cardiff, CF24 0AB
What happens once we’ve received your application?
We try to process applications within three to five working days, it can take longer at busy times of the year. Incomplete forms or missing documentation can mean that processing takes longer.
Once we have received your application, we undertake various checks including a security check. We will email you confirmation of registration, please check your SPAM folder.