Working in Leicestershire Schools & Colleges
If you qualified as a teacher inside the European Union, mobility laws apply. This means you can access teaching positions in the same way as home trained teachers.
If you qualified as a teacher overseas, and outside the European Economic Area (EEA), you may be eligible to work in England as a temporary, unqualified teacher for up to four years while you achieve qualified teacher status (QTS).
Advice for Overseas Teachers wishing to gain employment in the UK can be obtained from the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) at www.tda.gov.uk/teachers/ott, telephone 0845 600 0991.
Information about qualification equivalents can be obtained from UK NARIC at www.naric.org.uk.
Overseas Trained Teacher Programme
The overseas trained teacher programme (OTTP) offers overseas trained teachers the opportunity to gain qualified teacher status (QTS) while working as a teacher. Once in a teaching position in a school, the trainee follows an individual training and assessment programme leading to QTS.
Details about the overseas trained teacher programme, including information about providers of the programme are available from the Training and Development Agency for Schools (www.tda.gov.uk/ott).
Eligibility to Work in the UK
Anyone wishing to work as a teacher in the UK must have original documentation that provides evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK, and will be required to show this as part of the selection process.
For information about eligibility to work in the UK for teachers and support staff , please visit the UK Border Agency website (www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk).
Page Last Updated: 4 January 2011