I'm currently working on obtaining my QTS qualification through a schools direct provider in England in secondary teaching. I realise that this only gives me the ability to teach in England and Wales. Are there any courses where you can just achieve the PGCE degree while already having the QTS qualification, while doing your NQT year and not have to attend a university for a year, but complete a distance learning degree? Any advice or knowledge on this would be very helpful. TLDR: Can i upgrade from QTS to PGCE (distance learning) while doing my NQT year?