Taught course

Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status

Institution
University of Greenwich · School of Education
Qualifications
QTS

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A UK or equivalent degree

  • For the Primary award, the teacher must have a relevant undergraduate degree, plus GCSE English, a science, and Maths at Grade 4 or higher (or equivalent*)
  • For the Secondary award, the teacher must have a relevant undergraduate degree, plus GCSE English, and Maths at Grade 4 or higher (or equivalent*).

*Equivalencies can be accepted, but qualifications in key skills at level 2 are not recognised as equivalent to GCSEs in terms of content

In addition candidates must:

  • The teacher must currently be employed in a primary or secondary school in the UK as an unqualified teacher and have a minimum of 2 years full-time equivalent teaching experience undertaken in a minimum of two schools, across two or more consecutive age ranges (key stages) within the past 5 years. The two key stages can and must be consecutive within the range of KS1 – KS5. This university does not offer an Early Years Assessment Only route to QTS.
  • Evidence can be provided at the commencement of the programme that as a result of in-school formal performance assessment the standard of the applicant's teaching to date is 'good' or 'outstanding'.
  • The DfE guidance (Assessment only route to QTS: criteria and supporting advice) can be found through this link

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

If you are an experienced primary or secondary school teacher looking for Qualified Teacher Status, this short assessment-only course offers you the chance to boost your career.

This three-month course is designed to offer experienced teachers without QTS the opportunity to earn a formal qualification through an assessment-only route. As part of the course, you will develop a portfolio of evidence (guided by the Teachers' Standards) and an assessment development plan, and observers will visit your school.

We consider applications from employed and established teachers in schools in London and the South East. Relevant teaching experience generally requires responsibility for planning, teaching and assessing classes of 20 pupils or more.

The DfE guidance (Assessment only route to QTS: criteria and supporting advice) can be found through this link.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk
Phone
020 8331 9000