About this course
If you are an experienced teacher, the Teacher Training Partnership offers a fast-track to professional accreditation.
Our Assessment-Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is available to teachers in the UK or abroad with more than two years of teaching experience, who have not undergone formal teacher training. With a September, January or April start date and a maximum of 12 weeks for assessment, it is a fast and flexible way to gain Qualified Teacher Status.
At least two years of teaching experience in two or more contrasting schools (one may be your current). If you have taught in only one school, a teaching placement of up to six weeks in another school will be required prior to the start of the route. We may be able to assist you in organising a placement school. You should be currently teaching your subject in a school to full classes for at least 50% of a full school timetable – approximately 12 hours per week. Support from your employing school is required throughout the course.
There may be further checks if you have lived or worked outside the UK.
A degree from a UK University or equivalent. GCSEs in English and Maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent (and Science for Primary school candidates).
Meet all of the Teachers’ Standards across the age-range of assessment. Meet the teaching suitability criteria such as physical capacity to teach, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records checks, children’s barred list information etc.