Is it really true that I am not qualified to teach in the sixth-form of a state school? It is true that you are not *qualified* to teach in a school. For that you require QTS. It is not true that you cannot teach in a sixth form in a school - you can do that as an unqualified teacher. In fact nothing has really changed under the so called new rules. The reality is you can only be PAID as a qualified teacher if you have QTS, nothing to do with not being able to work in a school. The issue with sixth forms is cloudy. I dont know what will happen. At present you do not need QTS to work in a sixth form college it is " preferred" . That seems to be remaining the same after September too. It is going to be made evcen more cloudy by the incoming requirement for all new staff working in any post 16 setting ( school or FE) to have register with the IfL and be recognised as having QTLS. At the moment that doesnt apply. It only applies to a few from Septemeber but if it rolls out in full it will apply to all - teachers and lecturers by 2010. QTS will give you QTLS. Not necessarily the other way round as things stand.