Taught course

QTS Assessment Only Programme

Bradford College · Bradford College

Entry requirements

Successful completion of an Honours degree in an applicable subject area, usually at 2:1 or above, awarded by a United Kingdom Higher Education institution with degree awarding powers, or equivalent qualification Grade C at GCSE level in Mathematics and Science, Grade B (preferred) at GCSE level in English and/or their equivalents A satisfactory health check. Potential international students’ qualifications will be checked by NARIC for appropriate equivalency. You should also be able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written Standard English and have considerable, relevant school experience, determined on an individual basis at entry re the benchmarking and a portfolio of evidence against the Standards.

Months of entry


Course content

This route is designed for people with considerable school-based experience to gain QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) without an academic award such as a PGCE. The intention is to certify the teaching of those already employed in schools, against the Teachers’ Standards. Candidates must have experience of teaching the English National Curriculum across at least two age and ability ranges in two different settings.

Although this is a very demanding course it is expected that the number of students retained and achieving successful outcomes will be very high. Much of this will be attributed to the high quality professional and personal support provided by tutors and school staff, factors which are consistently identified by our students as key strengths of the provision. Of particular note is the Individual Development Portfolio (IDP) which requires you to reflect on your personal and professional development and to set targets accordingly with the support of your mentor and link tutor. On this route the link tutor will also serve as your personal tutor.

In terms of assessment, the current Teachers’ Standards are assessed in one school placement and you must achieve a judgement of at least satisfactory to be recommended for QTS. Judgements of your attainment will be a joint decision between the school and Bradford College staff although the ultimate decision lies with the Bradford College link tutor.

Fees and funding

UK students

There is no funding for this programme; usually either you or your school meets the cost.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • QTS
    full time
    3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Registrar Services
01274 433008