Chartered College Membership

Full access to the Early Career Hub and all of its resources is just one of the benefits of membership of the Chartered College of Teaching. We are the professional body for the teaching profession, and we are here to support you throughout your career.

Membership is free for trainee teachers – for 12 months, or until you finish your course, whichever is longer. NQT membership is half price, just £1.88 a month. 

There are membership options for teacher educators too, as well as teachers and school leaders at all stages of your career.

  • We celebrate your commitment to the profession to raise the status of teaching

    • Share your views via our consultations to influence policy and shape your profession
    • Recognise your professional status with members' awarded MCCT post-nominals

  • We support you to develop and deliver excellent teaching

    • Engage with the latest research and learn from colleagues' experiences through our award-winning journal, Impact
    • Support colleagues' professional development with our CPD packs and online courses

  • We connect you with other teachers and the latest research to share practice

    • Access to an extensive education research database and guides on how to use research in your daily work
    • Keep, up to date with the sector with summaries on latest policy and research
    • Networks, webinars and events; meet other members to talk through the issues which matter most

Membership gives you the knowledge and confidence to make the best decisions for your pupils.

  • Award-winning publications, online courses, CPD packs and guides to engage with the latest research

  • Access to an extensive education research database

  • Awarded letters MCCT after your name (full members only) to recognise your professional status

  • Invites to networks, webinars and exclusive events

  • Opportunities to shape the profession and policy through consultations and roundtables

Reasons to join

We help with what matters most:

  • How to make the most of your training
  • How the education system works
  • How schools work
  • How to be the best teacher:
    • in your classroom
    • for your pupils 
    • in your subject
  • Where you can access support

What are the benefits?

  • Welcomed at the beginning of your career
  • Confident in your daily work and part of your new profession
  • Supported by a group of members who have spent their careers working in education
  • Guided to make the best decisions for your students
  • Connected to shaping the future of your profession

What are the features?

  • Knowledge & expertise of what works & why through our publications, research digests and members-only websites, Early Career Hub and MyCollege
  • Insight created by our members who have spent their careers in education through our guides and our member-only Early Career Hub
  • Connections and inspiration from colleagues across the country through our networks, events and webinars

We help with what matters most:

  • What to expect in your NQT year
  • How to get the most out of your mentor
  • How to be the best teacher:
    • in your classroom
    • for your pupils
    • in my subject
  • How to manage your workload
  • How to access quality resources
  • How to keep on top of your subject area
  • How to manage challenging behaviour

What are the benefits?

  • Welcomed at the beginning of your career
  • Confident in your daily work and part of your new profession
  • Supported by a group of members who have spent their careers working in education
  • Guided to make the best decisions for your students
  • Connected to a group of NQTS who can share ideas and support you
  • Contributing to shaping the future of your profession
  • Motivated to continue learning and developing as a teacher
  • Delivering the best education for your pupils

What are the features?

  • Knowledge & expertise of what works & why through our publications, research digests and members-only websites, Early Career Hub and MyCollege
  • Insight created by our members who have spent their careers in education through our guides and our member-only websites Early Career Hub
  • Connections and inspiration from colleagues across the country through our networks, events and webinars
  • Recognised for qualifying by being awarded the post-nominal letters MCCT

Join us a Member if you’re still in a school-based role, or as a Professional Affiliate if you’re supporting teachers in an HEI or other organisation. If you have ten years of teaching experience, why not consider Fellowship?

We help with what matters most for your trainees:

  • How to improve classroom practice
  • How to access quality resources
  • How to reduce workload
  • How to manage challenging behaviour
  • What’s happening in education & what does it mean for:
    • you
    • your school
    • your pupils/students

What are the benefits to you and your trainees?

  • Motivated to continually develop to benefit of yourself, your school and your pupils/students
  • Recognised within your school for classroom practice which makes a difference
  • Valued and trusted by the school community as an expert, a professional
  • Listened to by decision-makers in school, in government 
  • Celebrated by a society that understands the vital role you play
  • Contributing to shaping the future of your profession
  • Delivering the best education for your pupils

What are the features?

  • Knowledge & expertise of what works & why through our publications, research digests and members-only websites, Early Career Hub and MyCollege
  • Insight created by our members who have spent their careers in education through our guides and our member-only websites
  • Connections and inspiration from colleagues across the country through our networks, events and webinars