For Graduates Training Routes Assessment Only

Assessment only

If you are working as an unqualified teacher, you could achieve QTS via the Assessment Only route

QUICK FACTS
STUDYFULL TIME 12-MONTHS
TEACHING QUALIFICATIONSQTS
DURATION4 TO 12 WEEKS

If you’re a graduate currently working as an unqualified teacher in England, you could achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) via the Assessment Only route.

  • If you have a degree and over 2 years experience of working in a school, early years, or further education setting, this option allows you to gain QTS without undergoing an initial teacher training programme.
  • The Assessment Only route does not lead to a PGCE qualification. You don’t need a PGCE qualification to teach in England.