Hi all, Main question is, if you have done a schools direct vs uni pgce can you use the extended contact time to count towards your NQT? I completed my QTS via a schools direct pgce programme. I consequently got burn out and am now looking at ways of completing my NQT in a more life friendly way! I have delved through all the official docs provided by gov.com and can't seem to find the mandatory contact hours in school for a pgce student. As a schools direct trainee I was in school 4 days a week from the beginning of September for a full school year, teaching from the get go and teaching close to full weeks for the summer term. My query is, that this teaching time seems above that for uni route pgce placements... I may be wrong as can't find any info... So surely should be counted?! I may be clasping at straws but would be great to know how people have got their NQT ticked off on a part time basis. I'm currently working part time as a TA but already getting asked to cover teachers in a teaching role.... THANK YOU !