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Discover the answer to some frequently asked questions about the UK’s Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
In most English schools, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is a legal requirement, and it’s a prerequisite for working as a teacher.
Internationally qualified teachers are permitted to work in England for up to four years without obtaining QTS.
QTS is not a legal requirement in several English schools:
Teachers in some state schools in England (funded by the UK government) must have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The majority of English schools utilise QTS to assess the quality of candidates for teaching employment, even though it is not a legal necessity.
There are three primary routes to ‘Qualified Teacher Status’ QTS, but your eligibility for each depends on where you received your education and whether or not you have prior teaching experience.
QTS can be obtained by:
If you’re a qualified teacher from:
You can apply to the Teaching Agency for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) without undertaking further training or assessment in England. To obtain further information contact the Teacher Enquiries telephone number on 0370 496 8324 or email: email@example.com