Information for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)

Information for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)

What are the requirements ?...

To be eligible for induction registration and to apply to the Manchester NQT Talent Pool, you must:

1)  Have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or be working towards this qualification i.e. you have passed the required skills tests and you are in the final year of/due to finish your training.

NB:  QTS is a legal requirement for induction to take place as set out by the UK Government Department for Education (DfE). The Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) are the awarding body for QTS - not Manchester City Council.  If you do not hold QTS, you are not an NQT and therefore cannot undergo NQT Induction.

2)  Have a valid Teacher Reference Number;  

NB:  Teacher Reference Numbers are issued by the TRA shortly after you begin your training - If you have not received your teacher welcome pack from the TRA and/or do not know your Teacher Reference Number, please contact them via email at:   (Note:  having a teacher reference number does not mean that you have been awarded QTS)

3)  Not have any sanctions or restrictions from teaching

4)  Be resident in and have the right to work in the UK

You can view your official teacher record/status, obtain qualification dates and download proof of qualifications at anytime by visiting the UK Government Teacher Self Service portal

Important note regarding QTLS and EYTS: 

Teachers who are working towards or have already been awarded Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills QTLS or Early Years Teacher Status EYTS are not considered to be NQTs and are therefore not eligible to apply to the NQT Talent Pool as you are exempt from the requirement to complete a statutory induction period.

Safeguarding information

Manchester City Council, schools, colleges and other educational institutions are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare children and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. All posts will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references & will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


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