Taught course

Assessment Only (AO) Route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

London Metropolitan University · School of Social Professions

Entry requirements

If you have two years’ experience in schools and are working in a teaching role, then this programme could be for you.
As this is ‘assessment only’, it does not provide any training. Therefore, you will need to meet the following requirements:
  • You will need to have passed a degree at 2:2 or above. For secondary subjects the degree would normally be in a subject relevant to that which you are teaching. For primary applicants the degree can be in any subject.
  • You will need GCSE Maths and English at grade 4/C (and for primary teachers you will also need a GCSE in a science subject.
  • You need at least two years’ experience of working in schools.
  • Have worked as an unqualified class teacher in two different key stages.
  • Be employed in a school or children’s centre that is willing to support the process of your assessment.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

London Met’s Assessment Only route to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) provides you with a unique opportunity to gain a QTS qualification. It's designed for those who are already working in a school as an unqualified teacher. Successfully pass this 12-week programme and you'll be recommended for QTS accreditation.

You will undertake a rigorous assessment prior to acceptance on the programme, to ensure that you will be able to demonstrate that you are meeting the Teacher Standards by the end of the 12 weeks.

Once the programme has started, you will build evidence on our online portfolio system, including reflections on your practice and a case study. You will receive support and guidance from a university tutor (all of whom are very experienced classroom practitioners). You will also receive support in your place of work from a more experienced member of staff acting as a mentor.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • QTS
    part time
    3 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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