Hi, I've just completed my PGCE (Incorporating the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector), and I am still confused as to when I can actually teach as a qualified teacher in a school. I've been trying frantically to get a job in a further education college, but location and the subject I'm qualified in (Media) is seeming to be quite difficult in terms of finding a job. Therefore, I have joined a few supply agencies that can hopefully help me get by until I get a full-time job. The supply agencies are based mostly with supply in secondary schools, which most have accepted that I can work in with my qualification. However, I heard from one today who was basically asking me if I have QTS, this really confused me because I thought you didn't get QTS until you had done your NQT year (even if you had done a secondary PGCE), but I am now beginning to think that people on a secondary PGCE have QTS straight away after finishing their PGCE? But what are they working towards in their NQT year if they already have QTS? This is what is confusing me, and well I'm guessing I don't have QTS or QTLS yet because I need to work towards QTLS in my NQT year. So what I am also asking is if people who do secondary PGCE get QTS on finishing, what do people who do PGCE DTLLS get on finishing, because they don't get QTLS straight away do they? Sorry if all this is really obvious and has been answered before, but I just need somone to tell it to me straight what it all means! Thanks anyone who can help!