I qualified with QTS in July last year, and after qualifying decided to take a year out to work abroad before beginning my NQT year. I am now back in the UK and have just started to apply for September jobs. Most application forms are asking for my teacher reference number, and unfortunately although I have written it down I have written two 7 digit numbers on the piece of paper, one says 'teacher reference number' and one says 'TDA reference number' and I am not sure which one I need. Everywhere I look says this should be found on my QTS certificate. The only certificate I have is my university certificate, which does not include any reference number. A little more internet search suggests that this university certificate is not proof on my QTS, and that I should have received a certificate from the GTC after qualifying, which I didn't. Since I graduated the GTC now seems to have been disbanded, and I have absolutely no idea how to go about getting a QTS certificate. I cannot find the relevant contact details and now I am panicking thinking I will not be able to apply for September jobs. I qualified in England but I am applying for jobs in both England and Wales as I live on the border. The GTC for Wales still exists, but I am not yet registered with them and don't think I can without my QTS certificate. Does anybody know how I can obtain my QTS certificate? Most sources seem to say I should have received it automatically, but it seems I never did. Who should I contact and how? Thanks in advance to anybody who can help.