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One Step Closer

The Letter to NARIC

Sitting on my desk (and now in the mail) is the evidence of my New Zealand school and tertiary qualifications that I have to have verified by NARIC so I can apply for the University of London, Institute of Education Qualified Teacher Status, Overseas Trained Teacher programme (That would be the UL IoE QTS OTT programme). This qualification will take me one step closer to being eligible for Permanent Leave to Remain here in the UK once my Ancestry Visa expires in November 2014. It also allows me to continue to work in UK schools after the initial 4 years. Typically I was required to show my grades for School Certificate English (The NZ equivalent of GCSE) in order to be able to do this course, even though my University Degree is in English. UK Bureaucracy at its best!

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