What we do
IfL is the independent professional body, and the sector's specialist in teaching, training and learning, for individual teachers and trainers across further education (FE) and skills.
IfL is the sector's specialist, independent professional body where deep knowledge, experience and expertise can be found relating to teaching and learning, initial teacher training and professional development.
IfL is not a trade union, nor do we offer membership to employers, although we do work with unions and with employer organisations where there is a shared interest.
The role of IfL
On behalf of members, we strive for a future where teachers and trainers are qualified, confident, expert, empowered dual professionals in a sector that itself bears the hallmarks of professionalism, particularly in treating teachers and trainers as professionals.
IfL listens and responds to members' needs and interests in ambitious pursuit of our object to support teachers and trainers through professional body membership.
We focus on making a difference for members in three key areas:
- Excellence in professional practice
- Membership status and development
- Influencing policy.
Read more about the work of IfL in our strategy updated for July 2013.
Read IfL's latest impact review to find out how IfL has been working to support our members.