I saw this being discussed elsewhere but I thought it might be nice if someone could explain it to me as I am getting very confused. Like others I got a letter and newsletter before Christmas asking me to re join the IfL. They have even offered me a reduced fee because I am part time. I would like to know if it is worth it? I used to work in FE and joined the IfL (MIfL) back in 2002 when I worked in FE. Now I work in a school. I teach 14 - 19 and was until recently considered unqualified. When the Wolf report came out the LA moved me to main scale and paid me as a qualified teacher because the Wolf report said FE qualified teachers were to be recognised and paid the same as qualified teachers in schools. I am not registered with the GTC because its about to close down. My LA did apply for me and I have got papers for this and a TRN (which apparently I have had since 1995 when I qualified as an FE teacher but didn't know). I am not required to register with the IfL because I do not work in FE. So I am getting very confused a) Is it really QTLS that is being recognised in schools or an FE teaching qualification? It seems to me to be the latter. b) I am one of those who qualified in FE before 2002 and therefore do not have QTLS. I am not required to get it either, even if I were working in FE. c) Is it worth re joining the IfL to apply for QTLS and how would I get it anyway, since I am not working in FE and so cannot meet the criteria? d) Since I do not have to register with either the GTC (closing down) or the IfL ( not working in FE) is there anything it can offer me if I join? Any benefit I would get from it? I would like to know what others think. Is there anyone else in my situation even?