Assessment only route to QTS ruth 2017-07-03T10:13:34+00:00
Assessment Only QTS Route into Teaching
Are you are an experienced teacher with a degree? If so, you can get Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in as little as six to twelve weeks without having to do any further training.
Assessment Only QTS route into teaching
If you are currently working as an unqualified but graduate teacher in a primary school, you may be able to gain Qualified Teacher Status via the Assessment Only route into teaching. Becoming a qualified teacher holds many benefits, including the certainty of moving up the pay scale and greater, more flexible opportunities over where you can work.
The Assessment Only route to QTS has been designed specifically for those graduates who can demonstrate that they already meet all the standards required for Qualified Teacher Status and thus would not need to spend a year training to be a teacher on a conventional teacher training course.
Entry Requirements for Assessment Only QTS in Primary Education
You must have an honours degree from a UK institution (or equivalent)
You must have passed the professional skills tests in English and Maths prior to beginning the assessment
You must have taught in at least two schools or Early Years settings
You must have C-Grade or above in English, Maths and Science GCSE (or equivalent).
What is the Assessment Only QTS process?
Achieving QTS through this route can take as little as 6 weeks or as much as 12 weeks, but no longer. You are required to present a portfolio of evidence which is assessed and must show competency in all QTS standards. Your teaching in the classroom will be observed by a member of the SCITT team and will involve feedback, with at least half of the observations being joint observations involving a school-based professional. Two observations, including the final observation, will be externally moderated by another provider and during the process, you should expect to hold professional discussions with our tutors.
The benefit of this route into teaching is that you can be assessed during your regular working day.
The cost of qualifying as a teacher through the Assessment only route to QTS is £2540. £1700 must be paid before the first visit and £840 due following the exit interview.
Additional costs may apply if you are a teacher working abroad who requires an assessment team to travel to carry out an assessment in your home setting, and travel costs might apply if you work in a school a long distance away from the SCITT. We will, of course, try our best to minimise any such costs.
When could you start the Assessment Period?
At any time during the year! We are happy to discuss to possibility of any start date with you when you apply.
What will happen once you have gained QTS?
You will enter the first year Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Induction period. You can find out more about the NQT year by visiting the Department for Education guidance page for Newly Qualified Teachers.