Important message

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) recently issued letters providing your teacher reference number (TRN) and details of the new teacher self service (TSS) web service.

If you have not already done so, I would like to the highlight the importance of logging onto TSS to update your personal details and provide a current email address. The NCTL will use this email address to notify you of your QTS award and provide instructions on how you can access your certificate.

The NCTL no longer print certificates and all newly qualified teachers will use TSS to download electronic certificates. If we do not hold an email for you this may cause a delay as it will not be possible to send a notification to you. The link for TSS can be found below.

If you have any queries please email the team on or call the telephone number :

Teacher Qualifications Unit

0207 593 5394