The United Kingdom Teaching Regulation Agency has announced that non-UK nationals, including Nigerian teachers and other African countries, can now apply to teach in schools in the from February 2023.
Truetells Nigeria reports that the country’s Department for Education made the announcement for interested non-UK nationals on the government website.
Nigeria has been listed as one of the countries whose citizens can now apply for qualified teacher status through the Teaching Regulation Agency in the United Kingdom. Apart from Nigeria, other foreign countries which the offer extends to include Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe. To stand a chance, eligible applicants will be required to have a qualified teacher status (QTS), a qualification awarded by the Teaching Regulation Agency.
Applicants do not necessarily require a formal teaching qualifications as the country offers a training programme for potential migrants. However, applicants must have a minimum of two years of teaching experience and a first degree from a UK or non-UK University.
They must also posses an English language qualification which is the same standard as a grade four General Certificate of Secondary Education, a maths qualification which is the same standard as a grade four GCSE to teach children aged three to 11 in primary school, a physics, chemistry or biology (science) qualification which is the same standard as a grade four GCSE.”
Meanwhile the following are all you need to know to apply to train for an international QTS; International qualified teacher status (iQTS) is a new teaching qualification backed by the UK government that: is delivered online by English teacher training providers in partnership with schools around the world meets the same standards as English QTS and leads to the automatic award of QTS. is open to all non-UK citizens, and is currently available from six providers, with plans to roll the qualification out more widely from September 2023 is the only international teacher training course that leads to the automatic award of QTS (other courses may offer valuable training but do not lead to QTS) When you apply for QTS you will: have to pay a fee not have to undergo any further training not have to visit the UK For more information on application and eligibility click here