Regarding people who wish to move to the UK and pursue teaching through the nation’s Teaching Regulation Agency, the Department for Education in the UK has made certain modifications.
The gateway for the initiative, scheduled to launch on February 1, 2023, will only be accessible to teachers who are professionals in a select few topics, according to the United Kingdom.
For non-UK citizens interested in obtaining the Qualified Teacher Status, which enables them to locate teaching employment across the nation, the updated document from the United Kingdom Department for Education lists the eligibility requirements.
According to the reports, topics that are highly demanded in the United Kingdom would receive extra attention.
In addition to the foregoing, teachers from other countries can simply apply for QTS under the continued European Union (EU) and domestic regulations.
The report emphasized that the new legislation would now make this process consistent and fair as it “will also enable the movement of well-qualified instructors to aid the English Workforce,” even though some applicants may be rejected even though they match the requirements.
The UK stated on its website that “A new professional recognition service, called “apply for qualified teacher status in England,” will set consistent standards so that the credentials and experience of overseas teachers can be fairly assessed. This was in the report of the most recent development on the visa status and modes of application.
“Eventually, it will be accessible to all qualified teachers worldwide.”
Without going into great detail, candidates from Ghana, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, and India who have a teaching certificate to work with 11 to 16-year-olds and a subject specialization in languages, mathematics, or science will be able to use the service to see if they meet the requirements for QTS.
Speaking of the priority subjects, the Department of Education stated that a bachelor’s degree must contain at least 50% of Mathematics, Science, or a language (aside from English) taught in English state schools in addition to a teaching qualification that meets the standard of a level 6 qualification allowing you to teach students aged 11 to 16.
French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish were identified as the priority topics by the DfE, ignoring English Language Department for Education – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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