Hi, Please, can anyone kindly help with my question or guide me in the right direction? May I politely mention that I do not mean to cause offense - my comments are offered for thought, not provocation. I read something most recently that prompted me to ask the following, Can an NQT with QTS, apply for a permanent one day a week teaching position in a UK state school and then volunteer an extra one and a half days a week to complete Induction 2.5 part-time over 2 years? I understand that in the UK if you are not employed as a teacher you cannot complete NQT statutory induction. Theoretically, the teacher might have BA HON's with QTS, a subject specialism, completed teacher skills tests, completed the five-year supply teaching rule with no opportunity of completing Induction what so ever, and then left unemployed for so many years that they are now classed as a returning teacher due to the forever, never-ending recruitment crisis. This situation would mean that the teacher would be employed by the school and therefore the NQT statutory induction criteria; if you are not employed as a teacher you cannot complete NQT statutory induction, would be met as they would be employed permanently by the same school. Thank you for your time and advice.