Overseas Trained Teachers
European Economic Area (EEA) nationals who are recognised as
qualified school teachers in another EEA member state, may apply
for QTS in England under the terms of the Council Directive
2005/35/EC, without the need to undertake further teacher training
in England. You need to make an application for QTS to the National
College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). You can download the
application form from the DfE website.
The Education (specified work) (England) Regulations 2012 allow
teachers trained in a country outside of the UK to teacher in
states maintained schools and non-maintained special schools in
England for up to 4 years.
Teachers who qualified in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the
United States of America (USA) may apply for qualified teacher
status without further training or assessment in England.
N.B Teachers from overseas may be subject to UK Border
If you are looking for a teaching post in Bedford Borough, you
should apply directly to schools advertising suitable vacancies in
the usual way.
Tel: 0800 3892500