Hey guys, So to start off, I am a teacher in Pakistan but have done a Bachelors and Masters from the UK, as well as A-levels and O-levels in Pakistan before uni. I started teaching primary school science in January 2018, and have thus changed jobs to teach Secondary level Mathematics and English Literature come August at another school. Starting with the immigration laws, currently Secondary Level Mathematics is one of the jobs in the shortage occupation list and thus an employer does not have to do a resident market test and has to just prove that my salary is above GBP 20,800 to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, which from what I understand is easily offered for secondary level mathematics. Talking about teaching in the UK, I am not a qualified teacher, I fell in to teaching by luck as the school liked my application and thought me suitable for the position. My education is in Engineering (BEng, MSc). I have been very confused as to how I should go about this. From what I have researched most teaching jobs will require me to get a QTS or be working towards one. What I am struggling with is what is the best way to go about this. I have considered doing a PGCE but there is a clause in the immigration law that a person having done a masters (NQF level 7) course from the uk can only do another course if its at a higher level unless the university can prove that the previous course and the new one align with the student's career aspirations. I have emailed a couple of universities to see what they think is possible considering my background but I wanted to know if I could qualify for a salaried teacher training route. Assuming I can find a school that pays over the minimum threshold for a visa, I was confused as to what my status would be for visa purposes, would I be hired as a 'Secondary Mathematics Teacher' or a trainee as I am sure the shortage occupation list specifies the former as an eligible position? What about other routes of coming to the Uk to teach? Will an Masters in Education also help in getting there in the end? I realize this is a long post, I have just been looking for answers and since the two departments that I am concerned with (immigration and education) don't seem to integrate well it's been very difficult getting the answers I need. So any thoughts or personal experiences shared would greatly help!