University of East London QTS Assessment

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University of East London QTS Assessment

Qualified Teacher Status – Assessment Only (Primary and Secondary)

The Assessment Only (AO) route is a self-funded route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) that does not require a period of training.

Entry Requirements

Why study Qualified Teacher Status – Assessment Only (Primary and Secondary) at Middlesex University?

This programme is suitable for very experienced graduate practitioners from UK or overseas who have taught in at least two schools in the UK but do not have QTS. Candidates will need to demonstrate that they are able to meet all the standards for QTS without further training.

The Assessment Only is a route to QTS only. Candidates who have withdrawn from, failed or been turned down for other QTS routes will not normally be considered for the Assessment Only route. Once accepted, you should expect to qualify in 12 weeks.

For more information about the Assessment Only route to QTS, please visit the Department of Education website.

What will you study on the Qualified Teacher Status – Assessment Only (Primary and Secondary)?

This is not a training programme. Instead, it is a selection and assessment process. Following receipt of a complete and suitable application the process is as follows:

  • Stage One: Selection

    • Part one: Interview
    • Part two: Assessment and Approval
  • Stage Two: Assessment

    • Part one: Initial Assessment
    • Part two: Final Assessment / Moderation

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indivative and may be subject to change.

You will be approved for assessment by an experienced Initial Teacher Training (ITT) tutor who aims to ensure that you are fully conversant with the teaching standards and requirements for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The employing school will provide a specialist mentor who has been trained by an ITT provider. The mentor will meet regularly with you, provide guidance and support, regularly observes you as you teach, and provide feedback which addresses the Teacher Standards.

When you have been judged to pass and meet the QTS Standards, we will notify the National College for Teaching and Learning, and QTS will be awarded.  A certificate will be sent out to you.

All candidates who are assessed and recommended for QTS become Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). Information about statutory arrangements for the induction of NQTs can be found online.