I am really interesting in knowing (once and for all), what is the "DfES" number because in all the application forms I have filled out they are asking me for this number... I have read in several forums different answer: the "DfES" is the same number of the GTC, that is, the TEACHING REFERENCING NUMBER, in my case that is: just 7 digits (WITHOUT SLASH) in other places I have read that the "DfES" is a number that must be provided for the work place... DfES = Department for Education and Skills... In some applications forms I have filled out for a teaching vacancy were asking me for the QTS number and in the same application, for the "DfES" number.... The information, the answers I have read about this information is driving me crazy... Please, can anyone tell me what is the DfES number and where I can get it. If the answer is going to be that is the same of GTC number, that is my TRN, why is asking me twice in the same application form??? Your help is greatly appreciated. Many thanks.