If you trained as a school teacher outside Wales, you can apply for recognition as a school teacher eligible to practise in Wales.
If your application is successful, we will confirm your recognition as a qualified school teacher. This will enable you to apply for registration with the EWC in the school teacher category.
You need to be recognised as a qualified school teacher and be registered with the EWC in order to work as a school teacher in Wales.
Qualified teachers who gained QTS in England
Your award of QTS is automatically recognised in Wales if you:
- completed your initial teacher training in England at an accredited institution; or
- have been assessed by an accredited institution there; or
- have followed an employment based teacher training scheme in England.
Qualified FE teachers recognised as qualified school teachers in England
If you’re a qualified FE teacher recognised as a qualified school teacher by the Teaching Regulation Agency in England, you are not recognised as a qualified school teacher in Wales. This means you cannot apply for recognition or registration as a school teacher. This includes if you’re a qualified FE teacher with QTLS.
Apply for recognition
Application for QTS recognition in Wales for qualified school teachers from Scotland
Application for QTS recognition in Wales for qualified school teachers from Northern Ireland
- Application for QTS recognition in Wales for qualified school teachers from any country outside of the UK
Once we have assessed your application, we will let you know the outcome via the e-mail address used to submit your application, unless you have advised us otherwise.