How do I achieve QTLS?
1. Level 2 Qualification in English and Maths
This can be either Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths or a GCSE Grade C (4) and above. If you don't have this one yet, let us know, as we offer Functional Skills for English and Maths at a competitive rate.
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2. Level 3 in your chosen field you wish to teach in
You need a relevant Level 3 qualification in your chosen field of study. For example: if you wanted to teach History to students in school, you would need to hold a Level 3 Diploma relevant to the type of History you will be teaching.
3. Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)
You'll need a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET), formally known as the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS). This qualification is equivalent to the post-16 sector and is equivalent to the second year of a bachelor's degree. You usually need at least 100 hours of experience in teaching to be able to then apply for the Level 5 DET. So, you could apply for a teaching position on a job board in a school and notify them that you are applying as an unqualified teacher but are currently enrolled on your Level 5 (DET), which is generally accepted.
4. Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Certificate
Once you have completed your Level 5 DET, you'll be able to start pursuing the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) certificate. After this, you will be able to register for the Professional Formation, which will inevitably lead to the QTLS.