Requirements and Legal Informationfor Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)

Requirements and Legal Information

To be eligible 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 are in the final year of/due to finish your training and if applicable to you, you have passed the skills tests

NB:  QTS is a legal requirement for induction to take place as set out by the UK Government Department for Education. 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 (TRN);

NB:  Teacher Reference Numbers (TRN) are issued by the government Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) shortly after you begin your training. If you have not received your teacher welcome pack from the TRA please contact them via email at:    If you need to request a TRN reminder, please follow the instructions currently provided on the Teaching Regulation Agency website 
(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 including current status, 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 therefore are not eligible to apply to the NQT Talent Pool.

Safeguarding information

Manchester Local Authority, schools, colleges and other educational institutions are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare children, younger learners 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 unless otherwise stated by the employing institution.


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