In July 2013, IfL updated its strategy for the next three years to better serve the needs of IfL members, teachers and trainers, and to reflect the changes and challenges across the broader FE and skills sector.
Read IfL's strategy update: July 2013 (PDF, 361KB)
In undertaking this strategic review, IfL's focus is very much on how best to support individual practitioners to be the best they can be, over the whole of their career, and to be accorded the level of esteem that reflects their vital role for learners, employers, local communities and society at large.
This latest update to IfL's strategy develops and also replaces the previous document, IfL supporting professionalism: Update for 2012 - 14.
IfL’s mission is to support members to achieve excellence in their individual practice, helping them deliver life-changing opportunities for their learners. We aim to be widely recognised on a par with the very best professional bodies, so that three years from now all dedicated teachers and trainers in FE and skills regard membership of IfL as an essential commitment to their individual professional practice.
Our impact reviews for 2012 and previous years document the progress IfL has made. With a solid foundation on which to build, IfL will focus on making a difference for members in three key areas:
- excellence in professional practice
- membership status and development
- influencing policy.
As the only professional body for individual teachers and trainers with teaching and learning as the primary focus, IfL will work with partner organisations, including the new Education and Training Foundation, employers and trade unions, to achieve our aspiration for every learner in FE and skills to experience standards of teaching and training on a par with the highest available anywhere in the country.