What we do
IfL is the independent professional body for teachers and trainers in further education (FE) and skills. Our members work across a range of educational environments; in any context where young people and adults develop the skills and knowledge required to lead successful and rewarding lives.
The role of IfL
IfL supports excellence in professional practice for teachers and trainers, for the benefit of young and adult learners.
- We promote benefits that support professional excellence through continuing professional development (CPD)
- We work to increase the status of teachers and trainers
- IfL gives members an influential voice on policy
Read IfL supporting professionalism: Update for 2011–14 (PDF, size 1.5 MB), an update to IfL’s strategy, which builds on and replaces the previous five-year strategy. Members’ views have informed fresh approaches for this period, and confirmed the strong continuities in our vision, values and the three strategic priorities.
Read IfL's latest Impact Review to find out how IfL has been working for our members.