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Assessment Only Route to QTS (Primary and Secondary)

Assessment Only Route to QTS (Primary and Secondary)

Key information
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Qualification type

QTS - Qualified Teaching Status

Subject areas

Teacher / Trainer Assessment

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This is an assessment only route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), appropriate for very experienced graduates who have more than two years’ successful teaching experience in two or more schools, colleges or settings.

Candidates will be able to demonstrate that they are already meeting the Teachers’ Standards, without further training, before the commencement of the Assessment Only process. The normal duration of the route will be three months, during which candidates will be required to demonstrate that they are meeting the Teachers’ Standards in practice through evidence collected from direct lesson observation and a portfolio of evidence.

This route will enable successful candidates to achieve Qualified Teacher Status. QTS is not only a valuable recognition that a teacher is meeting the Teachers’ Standards but also a pathway to career progression in the teaching profession. Bishop Grosseteste University welcomes, encourages and supports further continuing professional development towards MA Education following the completion of the Assessment Only route.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 months

Start date

SEP-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£2,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The Assessment Only route is appropriate for candidates who: Hold a first degree or equivalent qualification granted by a United Kingdom institution or an equivalent degree or other qualification granted by a foreign institution; Have substantial, successful teaching experience; Have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 (formerly a grade C) in GCSE English Language and Mathematics; Have, in the case of those who intend to teach pupils aged 3-11, achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 (formerly a grade C) in a GCSE science subject, in addition to the GCSE English Language and Mathematics; Have successfully completed the DfE Professional Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy. (This must be done prior to acceptance onto the AO route); Have and can provide evidence of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Students are usually supported by a ‘sponsoring’ school in which they are currently working as an unqualified teacher.