This service is only for people without Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)* looking to work in pre-primary (Early Years) education in England.
You should not apply
for this service if your qualification documents do not confirm that your course
focussed on early years provision (pre-primary). In England, this means working with children
from 0-5 years old.
For information on working in pre-primary education in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, see ‘Working in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland’ below.
If you need to evidence the level of your overseas qualification(s) but do not wish to work in Early Years education, you may need a Statement of Comparability.
*Holders of QTS do not need to use this service. All holders of QTS can work in Early Years settings and should present evidence of QTS to potential employers. Qualified teachers from some countries can achieve QTS because of their professional status in their country of origin. Registered teachers from EU and EEA Member States, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA may be eligible for QTS without further training. If you do not yet have QTS but think you might be eligible to obtain it, click here for further information on how to apply for QTS.