Applying/searching for courses
Applications for full-time study may be through UCAS or by direct application - so you need to check the institution's prospectus. Part-time places are usually by direct application. There is no comprehensive central site which lists courses - where the training provider accepts applications via UCAS, these can be searched via the UCAS search tool.
Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS)
QTLS is a designation awarded to teachers in the FE sector, by the Society for Education and Training. Unlike QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) it is not automatically awarded on successful completion of study, it is optional and must be applied for separately.
It is not a requirement for teaching in post-16/further education and teachers may choose to gain QTLS for career progress and to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and commitment to employers. It is recognition of an individual's status as a teaching professional and is recognised in legislation as an equivalent status to teachers with QTS in schools.
The candidate is required to have gained their teaching qualification, register with the Society for Education and Training, undertake and record annual Continuing Professional Development and complete SET's professional formation process. Candidates must already hold level 2 qualifications in numeracy and literacy and there is a list of accepted qualifications on their website.
A full explanation of the professional formation process can be found here: Society for Education and Training QTLS information and the society has an excellent FAQ section.