Assessment Only provides a fast track route to Qualified Teacher Status for unqualified teachers providing they are already employed in a school environment.
The Assessment Only route takes into account an individual’s past and present work experience, they are potentially able to qualify in a much shorter timeframe than if they were to undertake a PGCE or more conventional teacher training. Candidates also benefit from remaining in paid employment throughout their assessment, with the chance of improved promotion prospects after they have fully qualified, along with an increased salary (qualified teachers typically earn, on average, at least £6000 more than their unqualified colleagues).
WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?
You should be enthusiastic, motivated, and show high levels of initiative. You must:
Within your school, you will need to secure:
To commence your registration on this route you must:
In accordance with the guidelines set out by the DfE, the Assessment Only route must assess your ability to meet the standards for QTS as part of the selection process. Your existing skill sets and the extent of your teaching experience will therefore be evaluated through an initial audit at the beginning of the programme. Your employing school will also be asked to comment on your readiness for assessment based on your progress and current performance.
You will need to provide a variety of high quality evidence to demonstrate that you have met the Teachers’ Standards across two or more schools across the full ability and age range.
The assessment period will last for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of three months.
The Assessment Only route is available to any schools or academies in England.
Although Student Loans are not available for the Assessment Only route, you may still be eligible for a Professional and Career Development Loan , which banks offer to learners to assist with tuition fees and the related costs of learning.
Click here to download a copy of our Assessment Only application form
Click here to download the associated application guidance
Click here to download the Second School Declaration Form
If you have any enquiries about the application process, please call 0330 313 9870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org