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Reasons to join IfL

Reasons to join IfL

Membership of IfL enhances your status as a teacher or trainer and provides recognition that you are remaining in good professional standing. Belonging to your professional body is also a demonstration of your commitment to professional development, which is recognised by employers.

Essential benefits

As an IfL member, you can access a range of benefits and services to support you in your professional practice whatever stage you are at in your career or the context in which you work.

By joining IfL today, you can enjoy all of the following benefits:

  • InTuition, IfL’s quarterly professional journal
  • IfL Update enewsletter, supporting members' continuing professional development (CPD) and providing the latest sector and policy news, sent twice monthly
  • help in organising and managing your CPD via REfLECT+, IfL’s online personal learning space and portfolio
  • an online library of CPD resources and publications
  • CPD workshops, webinars and online Q&As via Twitter and LinkedIn
  • the opportunity to have your say through member consultations to influence national policy.

Member designations 

Most IfL members can demonstrate their commitment and professional status through designatory letters. Depending on your membership grade, you can use the designatory letters FIfL (Fellow), MIfL (Member), or AIfL (Associate).

Members who hold Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) or Associate Teacher Learning and Skills (ATLS) status can also use these initials as a designation.

New for 2014! 

We have continued to work hard to improve our services to members and are happy to announce the following new benefits for 2014.

Free legal advice

IfL members can now access free legal advice through Law Express. Access support when you need it on a wide range of subjects including personal and professional legal matters.

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Practice-based master’s level CPD programme

IfL has entered into a new partnership with Edge Hill University to develop a new CPD programme offering master’s level modules on topics such as Teaching HE in FE and Special Educational Needs.

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New online services for members

IfL’s new website has been designed to better meet the needs of our members and to help you to derive even greater benefit from your membership. As part of our new website, we have updated My IfL, your easy-to-use gateway to IfL’s online services.

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Other membership opportunities 

In addition to the benefits above, through IfL membership, individuals can access deep knowledge, experience and expertise to support professional development including:

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A range of member benefits to suit you 

Whether you are seeking career development, enhanced status or to build on your knowledge, by combining IfL's benefits and services, you can derive greater benefit from your membership. Browse the full list of IfL benefits to find out more on:

  • Career and professional development
  • Professional status and recognition
  • Community and support
  • Saving money

Events and programmes

Practice-based continuing professional development, MA Education

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IfL Fellowship Research Programme

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Sustaining criticality beyond initial teacher education programme

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