"Licensed Practitioner Status As outlined in Success for All it is intended that by 2010 all existing teachers without a recognised teaching qualification will become qualified by either gaining recognition for an existing qualification or by undertaking the new qualifications and consequently becoming Licensed Practitioners. It is not a requirement for you to become a Licensed Practitioner. However, it is the intention of the DIUS that this should become the benchmark for the Learning and Skills sector and therefore that you will opt to become licensed. There will be two categories of Licensed Practitioners, corresponding to the new teaching roles. The categories of Licensed Practitioner are: Associate Teacher Learning and skills (ATLS) - Associate Teachers Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) - Full Teachers 'Licensed Practitioner' will be conferred by the the IfL after professional formation. This process of workplace assessment will not be time related, rather it will be based upon employer evaluation and referral. It is anticipated that this process will reflect and respond to the recruitment and teacher training demands of the teacher, the employing institution and the wider sector. We will confirm the process of becoming a Licensed Practitioner over the coming year through consultation with teachers and stakeholders and this will be available from September 2008. The license will be annually renewable, including a CPD obligation, and this can be withdrawn or suspended subject to the outcome of an investigation of alleged misconduct." am I the only one that has a problem with parts of this!? annual renewal for one!