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Qualified Teacher Status - Assessment Only (Primary and Secondary)

Qualified Teacher Status - Assessment Only (Primary and Secondary)

Key information

Qualification type

QTS - Qualified Teaching Status

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Teaching In Primary Schools Teacher / Trainer Assessment

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is suitable for 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 the need for further training. Once accepted, you should expect to be recommended for QTS within 12 weeks. It is important that the supporting school, is committed to the candidate undertaking this route and the candidate must seek the permission of the head teacher to support the application.

Having the school's commitment to provide a school-based mentor who has undergone ITT mentor training will also be a condition of acceptance on to the route. The role of the mentor is to support and plan the assessment focus and provide written feedback following regular observations (six to eight lesson observations, which demonstrate that the candidate is at least meeting the Teachers' Standards) and to advise and support the candidate when he/she is gathering evidence. The school-based mentor will also be expected to meet the candidate weekly to support the candidate in addressing any professional development targets established at the selection stage, including portfolio development.

School representatives (e.g. mentor and/or candidate's line manager) will participate in all stages of the process and be available for joint lesson observation, feedback and interview when the University ITT tutor visits. All schools will be asked to sign the partnership agreement, which is drawn from elements of our existing ITT partnership agreements.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 weeks

Start date



In this module, you will attend an interview on campus with a teaching training tutor and your qualifications, experience and employment status will be checked and confirmed. The entry requirements will also be checked and you will be advised about preparing for Part Two of the selection process.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have GCSE grade C / grade 4 or above, or be able to demonstrate equivalence, in English language, mathematics and, if applying for QTS within the primary phase, Science. They must hold a degree of a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification (for secondary candidates, normally 50% of their degree would be directly relevant to their chosen subject for assessment). Original certificates must be available. Students must have the support of the school that you will be teaching in for the assessment stage.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more