Taught course

QTS Direct (Assessment Only)

University of Cumbria · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

Candidates must apply with the active support of their sponsoring schools. More detailed selection criteria are available on the course listing page of the university website.

Months of entry

December, September, April, March

Course content

If you currently work in teaching and don't already have Qualified Teacher Status, then make sure you don't miss out on potential job opportunities! We are able to assess suitably qualified and experienced candidates for QTS without the need for any training, completing the process within one term so busy teachers aren't distracted from their work. This course is perfect for unqualified teachers in maintained or independent schools who teach the English curriculum in primary, secondary, middle or Preparatory age ranges.

You'll gain your QTS in your current school via interview, portfolio and assessed practice, using technology to ensure you can participate and receive support no matter where you are based. Our flexible start dates allow you to apply throughout the year, with assessments being carried out in Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms. We are the largest provider of initial teacher training in the UK, so why not take advantage of our straightforward and supportive route to achieve QTS and help advance your career?

Qualification and course duration


part time
3 months

Course contact details

Enquiry Centre
0845 606 1144