Teachers who have qualifications to teach in the further education sector can work in maintained schools in England as qualified teachers if they have achieved the full professional status of qualified teacher learning and skills (QTLS) with the Institute for Learning (IfL).

Alternatively, for those wishing to gain qualified teacher status (QTS), there are a number of routes which assess previous teaching experience. The National College for Teaching and Leadership will be able to advise on the most suitable route and which teacher training provider to approach.

Contact details

National College for Teaching and Leadership
7th Floor, 53-55 Butts Road
Earlsdon Park

Telephone: 0300 7900225
Email: qts.enquiries@education.gsi.gov.uk