Dear Theo, Further to our discussion about QTLS vs QTS, I was dissapointed that I had been given incorrect information. This morning, whilst browsing around I came upon this short article - please note Theo, I have not tried to find something that contradicts you, I found this whilst exploring for qtls job roles and thought you may be able to clarfiy if this is different to what you know? http://careers.guardian.co.uk/teaching-jobs/forum/1f9b0ac7-6939-483a-99a8-1b6ed412b668 <h1>Recognising the QLTS</h1> This was posted to the Guardian Careers Twitter account: @GuardianCareers why is QTLS not recognised in secondary schools when it allows you to teach 14+? app forms don't have it on! Can anyone out there help? 14 June 2010 5:29PM This is the response I've received from the TDA: “To be employed as a teacher in most secondary schools you need to have qualified teacher status (QTS). In order to gain QTS, you will need to meet a range of entry and training requirements, including meeting all of the standards for QTS. However, if you have QTLS you can be employed to work in a school at the headteacher’s discretion. “If you are a graduate and have QTLS you may be eligible to apply for a QTS training programme. A number of different programmes are available, like the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP), which lets you work towards QTS while being employed by and working in a school. This can take as little as one term to complete depending on your prior experience.” Does this help? Let me know if you have any further questions.