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How long does it take to gain QTLS?

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by ArtistS4, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. ArtistS4

    ArtistS4 New commenter

    Hello all,

    I completed my PGCE DTLLS this year (specialising in art and design) and want to gain QTLS. The thing is, I know that to do the formation process, one has to be teaching. Now I have finished my training, I am back to my role as LSA. My current workplace could possibly give me a few teaching hours each week, however. If this is the case, do you know how long it would take me to gain QTLS? Many thanks!
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  2. LawCitizenshipPHSE

    LawCitizenshipPHSE New commenter


    I am applying for QTLS too.
    Not sure if you have to be teaching a minimum number of hours per week to get the qtls. But if u email the organisation that deals with professional formation leading to qtls, they will respond to your query pretty quick. I have been in email communication with them and they reply almost immediately. Alternatively ring them, they are very helpful.
  3. Rozario123

    Rozario123 New commenter

    I also completed my PGCE in post-compulsory this year and am teaching 5 hrs pw at an FE college. I think it will take me a long time to complete! But not sure that I can be bothered to get QTLS anymore.
  4. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Hi Artist
    If you are working as an LSA you may find that you are not able to complete the QTLS as my understanding is that you have to be in a teaching post to do that.

    QTLS is a back door route to gaining QTS which allows you to then work in secondary schools

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