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Discussion in 'Further Education' started by angieowen_ao, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. angieowen_ao

    angieowen_ao New commenter

    Hi everyone,

    I completed my further education PGCE in 2012 waited a year and then did a diploma in teaching literacy 2013-2014 during which I was observed 4 times as part of the course. I have been employed as a teacher from 2012 to present. Do I have QTLS? Or am I still classed as an NQT?

    Thanks :)
  2. Flanks

    Flanks Senior commenter

    You are still an nqt unless your employer since 2012 completed their paperwork.
  3. saluki

    saluki Lead commenter

    You have to do QTLS through the Society for education and Training. Apparently the new QTLS is better than the old QTLS. Most colleges don't demand QTLS or give financial reward for QTLS. It is useful if you are thinking of transferring to teach in a school. I suppose it can be counted towards your CPD but I always found plenty of interesting CPD to do rather than QTLS.
  4. gogogulliver

    gogogulliver New commenter

    The meaning of "qualified" varies from place to place. My college requires a teaching qualification equivalent to PGCE (and variants) but not QTLS, which they don't formally recognise. I have a PGCE but no QTLS and am on the qualified payscale.

    We were informally told that unless we wanted to transfer to secondary later, we should consider whether it was worth the expense or the time to pursue QTLS.
  5. angieowen_ao

    angieowen_ao New commenter

    Thanks everyone!

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