Professional Qualification

Where a qualification is a requirement of the post, it must be checked and confirmed as a part of the record, this includes QTS, NPQH and registration as a teacher with the DfE.


You must have qualified teacher status (QTS) to take up a teaching post in England in a:

  • maintained primary school

  • maintained secondary school

  • maintained special school

  • non-maintained special school

If QTS is held, you can also record the Teacher Reference Number and will need to record information in the Prohibition from Teaching section.