I find myself agreeing with Teachered to some degree. Just because I have a driving licence it doesn't mean I am a good driver (although I will point out it is a clean licence). It does however mean that I meet the minimum standards for safe driving so as to protect other road users. I do believe teachers of children, particularly younger and vulnerable children, must be able to demonstrate a minimum standard of ablity before they take responsibility for a class; in other words to be qualified, and I was always led to believe that QTS represented this minimum standard. But this is not necessary in FE, nor is it practical or desirable for teachers to be qualified teachers before they teach, (for the reasons Teachered has outlined).