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NQT Confusion

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by dforrester725, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. dforrester725

    dforrester725 New commenter

    Hi

    I finished my PGCE in June 2011 and started my job teaching in October 2011. I've recently signed up to the IFL and I am currently completing my NQT year. However, i'm confused! I've already got most of my hours (that I need for the NQT) and I'm going to complete my Reflect Blog soon. What happens next? Will I then get QTS? Also how do I get a DFES number?

    Confused!
    Danielle
     
  2. dforrester725

    dforrester725 New commenter

    Hi

    I finished my PGCE in June 2011 and started my job teaching in October 2011. I've recently signed up to the IFL and I am currently completing my NQT year. However, i'm confused! I've already got most of my hours (that I need for the NQT) and I'm going to complete my Reflect Blog soon. What happens next? Will I then get QTS? Also how do I get a DFES number?

    Confused!
    Danielle
     
  3. I don't know about your hours and such, but I believe you get QTS when you finish your PGCE. The NQT year is something you have to complete after getting QTS.
    And you already have a DFES number. It is the same as your GTC number, which you had to use to register for the Skills Tests. It's also known as a teacher reference number, and by about a million other names.
     
  4. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Assuming your PGCE was secondary or primary phase then QTS is conferred after meeting the standards and passing the skills test. You should have a certificate from the GTCE confirming your QTS status. NQT induction is separate to QTS and is a planned programme of support and assessment in your first year of teaching. Suggest you look it up on theTDA website for further information.
     
  5. You need to be a bit more explicit about the course you are taking. If you are doing a post compulsory teacher training course leading to QTLLS then that is not the same as QTS for compulsory education. If you are training 'on trhe ob' either via a GTP or a post in post compulsory education then QTS will not be awarded until the end of the course and all requirements have been met.
    The Sage
     

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