SkillsLogic wins Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) ePortfolio Project
SkillsLogic has been awarded a three year contract to deliver a bespoke ePortfolio system for the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). The system will be used to support ETF's Advanced Teacher Status programme (ATS) - the badge of advanced professionalism and mastery in further education and training.
The ATS programme offers a significant step up from Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) to recognise advanced teachers and trainers with significant experience, who can demonstrate - at a high level - three key attributes:
- Mastery in teaching and training.
- In-depth and up-to-date subject knowledge in their area of professional expertise.
- Effectiveness in working collaboratively to improve teaching standards amongst their peers or within their organisation.
The programme has been running with an initial group of 50 candidates from July 2017, with further cohorts starting during 2018 utilising the portfolio system, and the aim of growing the number of applicants in subsequent years as the status becomes increasingly established in the sector.
SkillsLogic has been delivering bespoke software in the education domain since 2011 from its office in Sheffield and now works with over fifty public and private sector clients in the training and skills domain.
SkillsLogic Director, Daniel Barnes said "Having worked on ePortfolios and learning management systems since 2001, I'm excited to bring our experience to the project. This is the third large project win with the Education Training Foundation in the last four years and we look forward to working with them in the future as a key technical partner."
Paul Griffiths, Digital Manager at ETF said "We’re extremely delighted to be working with SkillsLogic to help us to produce an e-portfolio system in support of our new Advanced Teacher Status (ATS)".