​NQT Eligibility Requirements and Regulations

​To be eligible for induction registration and to apply to the Lambeth NQT Pool you must have:

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or be working towards QTS - this means that you have passed the required skills tests and you are due to finish your training.

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

A valid Teacher Reference Number – this is issued by the TRA shortly after you start your teacher training.  If you do not have your Teacher Reference Number you can contact the TRA at [email protected] 

No sanctions or restrictions from teaching

Residential status in the UK and have the right to work in the UK

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

Safeguarding at Lambeth Council

Lambeth Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff throughout the Lambeth Education Service to uphold the same commitment. We operate a safe recruitment practice and complete thorough pre-employment checks including satisfactory references before any appointment is confirmed.

​To be eligible for induction registration and to apply to the Lambeth NQT Pool you must have:

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or be working towards QTS - this means that you have passed the required skills tests and you are due to finish your training.

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

A valid Teacher Reference Number – this is issued by the TRA shortly after you start your teacher training.  If you do not have your Teacher Reference Number you can contact the TRA at [email protected] 

No sanctions or restrictions from teaching

Residential status in the UK and have the right to work in the UK

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

Safeguarding at Lambeth Council

Lambeth Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff throughout the Lambeth Education Service to uphold the same commitment. We operate a safe recruitment practice and complete thorough pre-employment checks including satisfactory references before any appointment is confirmed.