Overseas trained teachers

We welcome overseas trained teachers (OTTs) in Reading. To work as a qualified teacher in England, you must have qualified teacher status (QTS).

If you have qualified overseas but do not have qualified teacher status you can work as an unqualified teacher for up to four years. You will need to gain QTS before the end of the fourth year to continue teaching in England.

More information on qualifying to teach in England.

If you have teaching experience outside of the UK, you may be eligible to apply for QTS without any further assessment.

Find out more about routes to QTS for teachers who qualified outside the UK.

Right to work in the UK

If you are a teacher from overseas, you must meet UK visa and immigration requirements. More information on visas and immigration.

Last updated on 27/06/2023