Qualified Teacher Status

Qualified teacher status (QTS or QTLS) is required in England and Wales to work as a teacher of children in state schools under local authority control, and in special education schools. A similar status exists under a different name in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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

For further reading, please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/qualified-teacher-status-qts‚Äč