Dear all,

Hi. Hope you can all help.

So, this is me:

* HND in business from Sheffield University.
* GCSE in English and Science but not Maths.
* 11 years teaching English experience in International Schools in Jakarta, Indonesia.

I am looking to try and get Qualified Teaching Status - QTS - so I can teach back in the UK, or perhaps, in Australia.

I work full time as a HOD, so I need to do a part-time, distance learning course over the next couple of years. I am hoping my school will part sponsor me.

Does anybody have any ideas if:

a. I am eligible? I know that I am not in terms of qualifications,but is any leeway given for experience?
b. PGCE courses leading to QTS from the UK via distance learning, part-time?
c. Any other similar courses from Australia?
d. Any other ideas?

Many thanks in advance for your help.